HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS if not treated. Unlike some other viruses, HIV cannot be cured, even with treatment. However, with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled with medicine called antiretroviral therapy or ART.
Learn more about HIV basics, transmission, and prevention by making an appointment with our HIV Early Intervention Specialist at 302-442-7740 and click on the resources below for more information about HIV.
Doing It is a new national HIV testing and prevention campaign designed to motivate all adults to get tested for HIV and know their status (CDC, 2019).
To get tested at the Latin American Community Center, please call 302-442-7740. Hablamos Español!
What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone (CDC, 2019)