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Prevention
How effective are latex condoms in preventing HIV?
How can injection drug users reduce their risk for HIV infection?

Definitions; HIV-AIDS connection
What is HIV?
Where did HIV come from?
What is AIDS?
What causes AIDS?
How does HIV cause AIDS?
How long does it take for HIV to cause AIDS?
Why do some people make statements that HIV does not cause AIDS?

Symptoms; testing; treatment
How can I tell if I'm infected with HIV?
What are the different HIV screening tests available in the US?
What are rapid HIV tests?
How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?
Where can I get tested for HIV?
If I test HIV negative, does that mean that my partner is HIV negative also?
What if I test positive for HIV?
I'm HIV positive. Where can I get information about treatments?
Why is CDC recommending that all pregnant women be tested for HIV?

Transmission; transmission rumors
How is HIV passed from one person to another?
Which body fluids transmit HIV?
How well does HIV survive outside the body?
Can I get HIV from kissing?
Can I get HIV from oral sex?
Can I get HIV from anal sex?
Can I get HIV from vaginal sex?
Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases?
Why is injecting drugs a risk for HIV?
Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job?
Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV?
Are “lesbians” or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV?
Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing?
Can I get HIV from a bite?
Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)?
Can I get HIV from mosquitoes?
Can I get HIV while playing sports?
Frequently Repeated Rumors about HIV Transmission

Statistics; blood safety
How many people have HIV and AIDS?
How safe is the blood supply in the United States?

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