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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention

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This information sheet discusses CDC's first comprehensive guidelines for use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a means of preventing HIV. PrEP is a way to prevent HIV by taking a pill containing two drugs that are used to treat the infection. The new federal guidelines for health care providers recommend that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for HIV infection. The pill must be taken every day by people who are exposed to HIV to be most effective in order to stop the virus from establishing a permanent infection.

Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women

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This information sheet discusses the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV in women. It uses data from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey to show the number of women who have experienced IPV, explains the links between IPV and HIV, provides studies which suggest that IPV can be a risk factor and a consequence of HIV as well as studies of women with a history of abuse.

Start Talking. Stop HIV. Banner

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Promote open discussion among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men to reduce HIV infection. Find more banners from CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

HIV Testing Among Adolescents: What Schools and Education Agencies Can Do

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This information sheet discusses the need for HIV testing among adolescents. It explains why HIV testing is important for anyone and for adolescents in particular. The information sheet notes that adolescents and young adults engage in behaviors that put them at risk for HIV infection and provides statistics on the number of youth living with HIV and the estimated number of new infections among youth.

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