Office of AIDS
(www.cdph.ca.gov/AIDS) provides comprehensive prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services for sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. HIV is the virus that causes HIV disease and AIDS. Everyone who has HIV has HIV disease, including people with AIDS. Drugs are available that can help people with HIV and AIDS live long and healthy lives. HIV is passed through unsafe sex, contact with blood from a person infected with HIV, and drinking breast milk from a person infected with HIV. A person who has been infected with HIV may also pass it on to a baby during pregnancy or delivery. You can get a confidential HIV test from your doctorʼs office, clinic, or county health department. For information on
getting an HIV test
(https://www.hivtest.org) or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636).