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And remember, a person living with

diagnosed and have fallen out of your

take blood. Now there is a mouth swab

HIV that is undetectable still has a 4%

treatment—get back into treatment.

test available to avoid the use of needles.

chance of infecting someone if they are

For more information, you can call the

Why should you be tested? Well, even

practicing unsafe (unprotected) sex.

state HIV / AIDS Program at 502-564-

though there is still no cure, there are

Remember, undetectable does not mean

6539, ext 4280. Other resources include

effective treatments available to you.

it has magically gone away. It means

AVOL

If you get diagnosed—the first step to

that you still have HIV but have a low

Feast (contact Terry), and the Health

healthy living is education. Before you

viral load.

Department (contact John).

(contact

Blake),

Moveable

take any drug, sit with an HIV counselor

By adopting safe sex practices and

Why would Mamaw Helena write

and learn what your options are and how

taking care of yourself, you can have

such a serious article? Because she loves

you will benefit from the treatments

good sex in your older years... not just

all of you and wants nothing more than

available to you.

up to 35. There are many resources for

to watch all her babies grow up to be

you to obtain free condoms and lube.

healthy, productive, happy, EDUCATED

If you get tested and find that you are negative, don’t think that one test is

No-fear sex is educated sex.

role models for the next generations.

enough. Are you still having unprotected

So, again... GET TESTED. And if you

Until next month... love ya’ll!!!

sex? If so, you should be tested every 3

find that you have become infected, get

to 6 months.

treatment. If you have previously been

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