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HIV / AIDS

HIV affects gay and bi men and trans people who have sex with men more than any
other group in Puget Sound and the United States. AIDS is becoming less common as more people take the newer medicines that effectively treat HIV. But everyone should continue to use condoms and test often for STIs.

If you don’t have HIV, there are tools you can use to stay that way: PrEP, PEP, only having sex with partners with the same status, avoiding exchanging body fluids. And testing often for HIV.

If you have HIV, it’s important to start taking HIV meds very soon after diagnosis and to take them daily to keep your viral load down. See you doctor regularly to check on viral load. This keeps you healthy and lowers the chance of spreading HIV to others.

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General Info about HIV & AIDS

  • The Body

    Comprehensive HIV/AIDS resource website

PEP

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a month of pills to prevent HIV after exposure

  • PEP

    Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • PEP Basics

    AIDS.gov

  • Talk PEP

    Exposed to HIV? It's time to talk about PEP!

PrEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill to prevent HIV before exposure

Viral Load

Blood tests reveal how much HIV is present, how to keep it low or undetectable

HIV Testing

Find out how often you should test for HIV