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Did you get your HIV test?
Three great reasons for a person to get an HIV test, and things to know about HIV infection:
- it’s contagious
- it’s treatable
- it’s passed on in childbirth-meaning you can give it to your unborn baby
So many people carry the HIV virus in their body and in their blood, but do not realize it. Especially in New York City, the rate of HIV infection is particularly high. The awareness of the infection and the willingness to get tested? It’s low. Continue reading