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Take the Test Take Control -- National HIV Testing Day

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

Sara Bellum
June 27, 2012

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Teen Dating Violence—Help Prevent It

Sara Bellum
February 14, 2012

Did you know that alcohol and drugs play a major role in increasing violence toward a partner in a relationship? February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about this and related issues. Read More »

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About HIV/AIDS: Inform Yourself to Protect Yourself

Sara Bellum
November 19, 2009

When someone mentions "HIV/AIDS" what is the first thing that comes to mind? —Something you learned about in health class? —Or saw on TV? —Or recall a friend who recently got tested for HIV? —Or a celebrity who raises awareness about HIV/AIDS around the world? Read More »

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Word of the Day: "AIDS"

Sara Bellum
October 15, 2009

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It’s a disease caused by the HIV virus, which breaks down the body’s immune system, or our natural defenses against disease. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Can drugs give you viruses?

Sara Bellum
September 17, 2009

At NIDA's last Drug Facts Chat Day, Razorfang asked this question: "can you get viruses from drugs?" Read More »

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