Respect Yourself - Protect Yourself
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- Question #1: At least half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. are among people under age 25.
- Question #2: Not having sex and not sharing needles and syringes are the only 100% effective ways to prevent against HIV and most STDs.
- Question #3: The "pill" prevents HIV.
- Question #4: When having sex, using a latex condom reduces the risk of getting HIV.
- Question #5: The majority of young people aged 20 to 24 diagnosed with AIDS in New York State were infected in their teens.
- Question #6: You can tell by looking at someone if he or she has HIV.
- Question #7: African-Americans make up 42% of all AIDS cases in New York State.
- Question #8: There are places you can get an HIV test without giving your name.
- Question #9: Almost 1/3 of adolescent/young adult AIDS cases in NYS are among young African-American women.
- Question #10: HIV can be passed from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy, birth or through breast milk.
- Question #11: African-Americans and Hispanics account for 88% of all AIDS cases among men aged 13 to 24 in New York State.
- Question #12: In the United States, people between the ages of 13 and 25 are contracting HIV at the rate of 2 every hour.
- Question #13: Having a sexually transmitted disease (STD) increases your risk for HIV.
- Question #14: People always show symptoms if they have HIV or an STD.
- Question #15: 1 in 5 teens gets an STD each year in the United States.
- Question #16: People under age 25 represent 50% of all new HIV infections in the United States.
- Question #17: It's never too late to decide not to have sex, even if you have had sex before.
- Question #18: You can love someone without having sex.
- Question #19: Sharing needles to inject any drug, even steroids, can spread HIV.
- Question #20: You can tell someone uses drugs just by looking at him or her.
- Question #21: If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are less likely to protect yourself against HIV.
- Question #22: In the United States, an estimated 250,000 young people are unaware that they are infected with HIV.
- Question #23: There are places that you can get an HIV test for free. (HIV Counseling and Testing)
- Question #24: You shouldn't get tested for HIV until you develop symptoms.
Protect yourself. Learn more about HIV.
Call the New York State HIV/AIDS Hotline. All calls are free and confidential.
1-800-541-2437 (English) • 1-800-233-7432 (Spanish)
State of New York Department of Health