HIV Infection and AIDS: Are You at risk?
While it's almost certain that you've heard quite a bit about AIDS in the past few years, the term HIV might be new to you. HIV and AIDS are closely related, and if you understand HIV infection, you can better understand AIDS.

The Human Immunodeficiancy Virus and its Transmission
The ways in which HIV can be transmitted have been clearly identified. Unfortunately, some widely dispersed information does not reflect the conclusions of scientific findings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following information to help correct a few commonly held misperceptions about HIV.

Playing the AIDS Odds
Everyone worries about the degree of transmission-risk involved in various activities. Can you get infected from mutual masturbation? From fisting? From using poppers? From this and from that? The real question is, "Is it possible to provide answers with sufficient precision to allow an individual confidently to assess risk and modify behavior in specific situations?"

HIV Testing & Counseling: Facts You Should Know
There are clear benefits to early medical attention for infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

[This brochure from the CDC does not spell out the difference between confidential and anonymous testing. With anonymous testing, nobody knows who you are. With confidential testing, in some cases your insurance could find out, and if you are a minor, your parents could be told. Call the AIDS Hotline at 1-800-342-AIDS to get the nearest anonymous testing site.] (Thu Jan 25 01:04:26 1996)