HIV-AIDS


Take the test. Take control.

There are many ways you can take the test:

Break the Silence

Break the Silence buttonBreak the Silence is a video promoting HIV/AIDS prevention in the African American community, which is disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. The video illustrates the gravity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community and addresses some of the complex issues, such as denial and stigma, fueling the epidemic.

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Fairfax County Health Department HIV/AIDS Program

Health Department programs and services help to prevent the spread of the HIV virus in the community by identifying illness, providing linkage to treatment, and taking actions to prevent the spread of disease. The Health Department provides:

Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Get the Facts

  • HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is the virus that can cause AIDS if left untreated
  • AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and is a condition in which the body's immune system is so badly damaged by HIV that it is left vulnerable to infection and certain types of cancers. Get more facts.

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HIV/AIDS Links and Resources



National HIV AIDS Strategy
National HIV/AIDS Strategy
HIV ribbon with HIV testing day June 27
National HIV Testing Day


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