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How Harm Reduction Supports HIV Prevention

There are many infections and diseases which can be transmitted through our blood. Some of the most common bloodborne infections include HIV, HBV (hepatitis B), and HCV (hepatitis C). One way that HBV, HCV, and HIV transmission can occur is through the use of shared injecting equipment to use substances. Every time that a person uses a needle […]

HIV and Family Planning: Answering the FAQs

HIV is a virus that is transmitted from one person to another through bodily fluids, such as semen, blood, vaginal fluids, and breastmilk. Of course, this means that starting a family can seem impossible for a person living with HIV, as the risk of HIV transmission is quite significant. There are many misunderstandings regarding HIV when […]

What Does HIV Do to the Immune System?

The term “HIV” is often synonymously used with AIDS. However, it is important to understand the distinctions between these medical terms. Sadly, many people are quite unfamiliar with the symptoms of HIV, how HIV is transmitted, and the progression of HIV to AIDS. This lack of knowledge puts them at a high risk of HIV transmission. […]

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