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Avoiding infection focus of AIDS Awareness Month

• Talk about HIV with sex partners and get tested regularly for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

• Fewer sexual partners reduces risk of infection.

• Use condoms every time you have sex.

• Women who are pregnant should get tested for HIV early in pregnancy. One test can save two lives.

• If you have any ongoing risk of exposure to HIV, get tested at least once a year.

• If you have HIV, take your medications as prescribed to reduce the chance of spreading HIV and get regular medical care.

Wondering where you can turn?

The following agencies can provide a confidential HIV test. Condoms and advice about how to avoid the spread of HIV infection are also provided.

• AIDS Council of Northeastern New York - 563-2437

• Clinton County Health Department (can provide anonymous testing) - 565-4848

• Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood - 561-4430.

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