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3 Things to Know About HIV Today!

I’m Dr. Demetre and I’m an HIV doctor. And here are three things that I want people to know about HIV.

One. Knowledge is power. If you know your status, you can change the course of your health.

Two, there’s something called PrEP. Use pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV if you’re HIV negative.

And number three is U=U. Undetectable equals untransmittable. If you’re living with HIV and you take your HIV medicines, you actually improve your own health
and prevent transmitting HIV to the people that you love.

This video is a joint production of KFF’s GREATER THAN HIV and CDC’s LET’S STOP HIV TOGETHER. This information is shared for educational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at the time of filming.

Always consult a healthcare provider for any personal health decisions. The marks “CDC” and “Let’s Stop HIV Together” are owned by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and are used with permission. Use of these logos is not an endorsement by HHS or CDC of any particular product, service, or enterprise.