HIV/AIDS Blog Posts

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About HIV/AIDS: Inform Yourself to Protect Yourself

November 19, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

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"

October 15, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

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?

September 17, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

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

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National HIV Testing Day - June 27

A New HIV Case every 9 ½ Minutes

August 19, 2009  /  Giselle, NIDA Intern

Every 9 ½ minutes: that's how often the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that someone in the U.S. gets infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In the next 10 minutes, someone will get HIV—and it could be your friend or someone in your family. Read More »

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