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How can you protect others from becoming human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive?

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If you're HIV-positive, you can protect others by using condoms and clean needles. This can also protect you from other strains of HIV.

If you're pregnant, ask your doctor what you can do to protect your child. Proper treatment has nearly wiped out the spread of infection to newborns in the U.S.

SOURCES: CDC web site: "Basic Statistics" and "A Glance at the HIV/AIDS Epidemic." University of California San Francisco HIVInsite web site: "I just tested positive -- now what?" AIDS InfoNet web site: "Safer Sex Guidelines." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIH web site: "HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview."



Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 25, 2018

SOURCES: CDC web site: "Basic Statistics" and "A Glance at the HIV/AIDS Epidemic." University of California San Francisco HIVInsite web site: "I just tested positive -- now what?" AIDS InfoNet web site: "Safer Sex Guidelines." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIH web site: "HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview."



Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 25, 2018

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