HIV: The Basics

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Oral sex can be safe and fun! Get basic facts about the chances of getting HIV from oral sex, and tips for safer oral sex.

Submitted on Nov 2, 2023
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Look here to find information and support for community building, health issues, violence, discrimination, legal barriers, transgender youth, and more.

Submitted on Feb 6, 2024
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Get basic information on what safer sex is and is not, how to practice different forms of safer sex, and tips on thinking things through ahead of time.

Submitted on Jan 12, 2023

The Well Project believes that knowledge is power. We are dedicated to providing tools to our members to use to further their knowledge, as well as to educate and empower others in their community.

Submitted on Feb 5, 2024
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Trans women are a group at high risk for acquiring HIV. Learn about specific risks and the prevention steps trans women can prioritize to stay HIV free.

Submitted on Jan 11, 2023
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Learn some introductory information about the US's complicated immigration system – and its built-in biases.

Submitted on Jan 18, 2024
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What is HIV? Get basic information on HIV, its symptoms, how it is spread, how HIV differs from AIDS, and how getting tested for HIV can help.

Submitted on Sep 13, 2023
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The language we use to talk about HIV affects the well-being of people with HIV. Learn about the power of words, and less stigmatizing language for discussing HIV.

Submitted on Feb 5, 2024
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Race matters when it comes to HIV – and not just for women of color. Learn about differences in HIV rates by race and why these differences exist.

Submitted on Aug 14, 2023

Understand how HIV specifically affects women: data on the epidemic, living with HIV and HIV treatment, gynecological conditions, and more.

Submitted on Jun 26, 2023

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