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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
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
Department (contact John).
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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