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HIV prevention services focus on strategies and interventions to prevent the spread of HIV infections. There is still no cure for AIDS. However, with recent advances in treatment, more people are living longer lives with HIV infection and AIDS. This means there exists an increasing need for prevention efforts to help those infected maintain safer behaviors and to help others at risk remain uninfected.

One of the most effective HIV prevention methods is a new tool that is now available for HIV negative individuals called PrEP that can reduce the chance of contracting HIV by up to 99 percent. PrEP is currently made by the pharmaceutical company Gilead and sold under the brand name Truvada. For more information about PrEP and where to get it in San Diego County, visit PrEPSanDiego.com.

For those interested in learning more about HIV and AIDS there are a number of educational resources available online:


AIDS.gov

AIDS.gov collaborates with departments and agencies across the Federal government to provide HIV/AIDS related information to users.

AIDS Info

Information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.

The Body

Educational site covers the aspects of AIDS and HIV in interactive, multimedia format.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS

A large collection of information: basic statistics, conferences, publications, media/campaigns, and more.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

A not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS.


FDA – HIV and AIDS

Information from the Food and Drug Administration, including links for drugs, and therapies.

HIV Insite

Comprehensive, up-to-date information on prevention, treatments and policy.

Project Inform

Project Inform is a national, non-profit, community-based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic.

State of California Office of AIDS

California Department of Health Services AIDS web site.

UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

The main advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS.



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