If you just learned you are HIV positive, it’s natural to feel scared, confused and unsure what to do next. But knowing that you’re positive also gives you power that not knowing doesn’t: the power to seek treatment, to handle the health issues you can control and to protect the people you love. Today, there are many effective medications that can help you manage the virus and live a healthy and productive life.
Thirty years have passed since the first case of HIV in the United States. Today, we know many
ways to prevent HIV. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy is the U.S. government's new plan for improving
HIV care and prevention. And under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act External link
(health care reform), it is easier for people who do have HIV/AIDS to pay for the care they need.
Every year, another 56,000 Americans become infected with HIV—but it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s easy to protect yourself and others from HIV if you know the facts.
Your risk for getting HIV—or transmitting it to others—is extremely low if:
* You aren’t having sex of any kind (anal, oral, or vaginal)
* You aren’t injecting drugs
* You aren’t pregnant
* You aren’t likely to have contact with infected body fluids in your workplace
But if you are having sex, injecting drugs, pregnant, or might be exposed to HIV at work, here’s what you need to know...
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The mission of the Center for Community Health, Education & Research Inc (CCHER) is to advocate on behalf of families and their children for public health policies and services that will, over time, have long term benefits for them and the larger community. Our focus is to serve linguistically, culturally and socially challenged new immigrant, underprivileged and underserved residents in the greater Boston and the surrounding communities. We at CCHER believe that residents of a community can play an important role in organizing and advocating for efficient and affordable health care and health related services for their community.
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