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HIV/AIDS Basics
Common Questions About HIV/AIDS
What are HIV and AIDS?
What are the symptoms of HIV infection?
How do we know that HIV causes AIDS?
How do you get (and avoid getting) HIV?
Am I at risk of HIV infection?
How do I protect myself?
How risky is oral sex?
How do you use a condom?
Is HIV still a risk if you're faithful?
Does birth control protect against HIV?
Is there a cure?
Is there a vaccine?
Is HIV always fatal?
What are STDs and how do they relate to HIV infection?
What is the connection between drugs and HIV?