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HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a life-threatening virus that attacks the body’s immune system and leaves a person vulnerable to opportunistic infections. Because there is no cure, reducing the transmission of HIV while minimizing its effect on those living with HIV is critical.
1 in 4 new HIV infections occurs in youth and young adults aged 13 to 24 years 1
29% of estimated new HIV infections in 2019 were among Hispanic/Latino people 2
About 60% of all youth with HIV do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others 3
Nearly 1.1 million individuals in the United States have HIV and 1 in 7 are unaware of their status
How is HIV passed from one person to another?
Most people get HIV through anal or vaginal sex, or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers). 4
To find out where you can get tested for HIV:
Florida HIV Hotline: 1.800.FLA.AIDS
How can I reduce my risk?
Protect yourself from HIV. Find out how you can make changes in your lifestyle to reduce your risk. 5
- Avoid Breastfeeding
- Clean Needles
- Universal Precautions
- Avoid Substance Use
If you or someone you love is interested in participating in an HIV prevention program call us today to learn more about our AMATE program at (407) 574-5145
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Other Important Resources
HIV in the United States and Dependent Areas | Statistics Overview | Statistics Center | HIV/AIDS | CDC
El VIH en los Estados Unidos: Resumen | Estadística | VIH/SIDA | CDC
El Modo Correcto de Usar el Condón Masculino
The Right Way to Use a Male Condom
The Right Way to use a Female condom
The project described was supported by Grant Number 1H79SP082148 01 from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Operating Divisions, or HHS Operating Divisions. “Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily repre sent the official views of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Operating Divisions, or HHS”.