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How HIV Disease Has Changed Over the Years
Four fluids transmit HIV into the body and bloodstream of another person:
- Semen (including pre-ejaculate)
- Vaginal fluids
- Breast milk (of someone with HIV)
- Anal fluid
Some people have become infected with HIV from blood transfusions or blood products; however, since 1985, donated blood has been tested so the risk is extremely low.
Unlike colds or flu viruses, HIV is not transmitted through the air, by touching, or by everyday casual contact. You do not have to worry about getting HIV from:
- A food server, eating utensils or food
- Pets or insect bites
- Donating blood
- Using public rest rooms, drinking fountains or swimming pools
- An HIV + person sitting next to you
- Sharing telephones computers and gym equipment
- Shaking hands, hugging or social (dry) kissing where no open sores or cuts are present
The best way to prevent HIV is to know your status. Radiant Health Centers provide free confidential testing. Click here to learn about testing hours and locations and other testing sites around the county.
For more information or to speak confidentially to a Radiant Health Centers’ Health Educator, please call 949.809.8771 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV disease in this country. Over the past two decades an array of medications has been developed to help. Today, people in the U.S. with HIV have more treatment options than ever before. Each person living with HIV needs to consult with an HIV specialist to have an appropriate treatment regimen prescribed.
If you would like to learn more about different HIV treatments or to speak confidentially to a Health Educator, please call 949.809.8774 or via e-mail at: email@example.com.
Treatment educators help clients partner with their physicians to make informed choices and maximize the benefits of HIV treatments. Prevention educators work with those who are at risk of being exposed to HIV and those who are at risk of transmitting HIV to stop the spread of HIV in our community.
We also offer a Speakers’ Bureau, life skills and exercise programs.
Positive U Workshop
Open to any HIV+ OC residents, Positive U is a free weekly workshop offering different life skills and expert guest speakers on topics related to living with HIV.
Time: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: 17982 Sky Park Circle, Suite J, Irvine, CA 92614
Contact: Rosa Tavarez – 949.809.5781
Schedule: Calendar posting