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Facts About HIV That Everyone Should Know

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HIV isn’t talked about as much as in the past, but it’s still out there.

There was a time when HIV seemed like a death sentence. Afflicted men and women were treated like lepers. But with science and awesome advancements in technology, treating the virus and keeping it suppressed has led to HIV and AIDS treatment and a decreased social stigma.

If you are sexually active with new partners, you don’t need a lecture on safe sex. While practicing abstinence is the best thing to do, it’s not realistic for most people. We are sexual creatures who have sexual needs. It’s up to everyone to encourage others to use condoms in order to prevent the spread of HIV and other STDs.

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Even though it might not affect you now, it’s still important to learn the facts.