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About HIV/AIDS

About HIV/AIDS

Click here for the basics about HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Project Los Angeles website includes information about HIV transmission, risk reduction, testing, and more.

HOW DO I FIND OUT IF I HAVE HIV?
Take an HIV test. This is a very personal decision. If you feel you may have taken part in activities that have put you at risk, you may want to consider taking the test. The test should be taken three to six months after the last time you may have been at risk. Since you can be infected with HIV and look well and feel healthy for years, the only way to know for sure if you are infected is by taking the HIV antibody test.

Click here to locate a testing site near you.

It is important to know if you have HIV so you can get early medical treatment, learn all you can about HIV disease, and protect yourself and others. Because there are many new drugs and treatments available, people are living longer and healthier lives with HIV/AIDS.

STATISTICS AND TRENDS
Visit AIDS.gov for statistics and up to date information about HIV/AIDS in the United States.  

TIMELINE OF THE EPIDEMIC
Click here for a timeline of the AIDS epidemic including APLA highlights and milestones.

USEFUL INFORMATION AND LINKS
Click here to go to our Links page, where you will find a wide variety of HIV/AIDS-related resources.

Click here for more information about APLA’s programs and services.

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