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"World AIDS Day"

December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day is a day set aside to honor those living with AIDS/HIV, those who support and care for them, and those who have died from the disease.
  • More than 60 million people around the world have been
    infected with HIV over the last 30 years, 30 million people
    have died from AIDS.
  • Currently, there are more than 33 million people living
    with HIV around the world.
  • Many people die from HIV because they do not have
    access to medications.

For more information about HIV, click on the
STDs tab to the left
then HIV in the drop down.

How does this affect you?

  • Youth ages 13-24 make up 6% of the people in the U.S.
    living with HIV
  • In 2010, there were 12,000 new HIV cases in youth
    aged 13-24
  • Youth aged 13-24 represent 1 out of every 4 new HIV cases

What can I do to reduce my risk?

  • If you are having sex, (oral, vaginal, or anal) use a condom. HIV is in semen, blood, vaginal, and anal fluids.
  • Limit your number of sex partners and know their HIV/STI status.
  • Don’t share needles when shooting drugs or anything that could be contaminated with a person’s blood, like their razor or toothbrush.
  •  GYT (Get Yourself Tested). CDHD offers
    HIV testing Monday through Friday.
    Call 208-327-7400 for our Boise office;
    208-587-4407 for Elmore County; and
    208-634-7194 for Valley County. You can also text your Zip code to KNOWIT (566948) to receive a text back with a testing site nearby your location.