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Take the Test Take Control -- National HIV Testing Day

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Teen Dating Violence—Help Prevent It

February 14, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Did you know that alcohol and drugs play a major role in increasing violence toward a partner in a relationship? February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about this and related issues. Read More »

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About HIV/AIDS: Inform Yourself to Protect Yourself

November 19, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

When someone mentions "HIV/AIDS" what is the first thing that comes to mind? —Something you learned about in health class? —Or saw on TV? —Or recall a friend who recently got tested for HIV? —Or a celebrity who raises awareness about HIV/AIDS around the world? Read More »

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Word of the Day: "AIDS"

October 15, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It’s a disease caused by the HIV virus, which breaks down the body’s immune system, or our natural defenses against disease. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Can drugs give you viruses?

September 17, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA's last Drug Facts Chat Day, Razorfang asked this question: "can you get viruses from drugs?" Read More »

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