ADVANCEMENTS
IN TREATMENT

Today, an estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer—and with a better quality of life—than ever before. If you are living with HIV, it’s important to make choices that keep you healthy and protect others.

TREATMENT AS PREVENTION

WHAT IS TREATMENT AS PREVENTION?

If an HIV-positive person takes anti-HIV drugs (anti-retroviral therapy) they can achieve viral suppression, which is defined as 200 copies/ml or undetectable levels.

People who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus.

HEALTHY CHOICES

STAY
HEALTHY

You should start medical care and begin HIV treatment as soon as you are diagnosed with HIV.

FIND A PROVIDER

GET
SUPPORT

Receiving a diagnosis of HIV can be a life-changing event. Talking to others who have HIV may also be helpful.

FIND A SUPPORT GROUP

TELL YOUR
PARTNERS

It’s important to disclose your HIV status to your sex and/or needle-sharing partners even if it's hard.

SEE TIPS ON TALKING

REDUCE
EXPOSING OTHERS

If you are living with HIV, there are many actions you can take to prevent passing it to others.   

SEE PREVENTION TIPS

FIND THE CARE YOU DESERVE

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DESERT AIDS PROJECT

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GET CONNECTED WITH CARE

We'll help you get connected to a health care provider who is right for you. Call  (760) 992-0492 to speak with an enrollment specialist.