THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTION
IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY

HIV rates in the Coachella Valley are twice the national rates and more than half of all residents have never been tested. In addition to getting tested, it's important to understand your risks and prevention methods. Here are some ways to protect yourself, your loved ones:

3 WAYS TO PREVENT HIV

WEAR A
CONDOM

The best way to stay safe is to use
condoms correctly whenever you
have sex.

GET
TESTED

Nobody is perfect. Get Tested,
regularly to help reduce the spread
of STIs.

TALK WITH
YOUR PARTNER(S)

Talk to your partners openly about HIV,
STIs and their sexual network. Knowing
is the first step to prevention.

STDs CAN INCREASE YOUR RISK FOR HIV

According to the CDC, STDs in California have greatly increased in recent years and this can increase your risks for contracting HIV. Many people with an STD may not know they have one because they don't have symptoms. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.
Visit The DOCK for $25 STD testing.

Visit the CDC website to learn more about STDs and prevention methods.