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HIV / AIDS

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Approximately 1 in 3000 Americans are currently infected with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Infection can be through

  • Sexual transmission
  • Sharing needles, syringes or piercing equipment
  • Contact with blood, semen, or vaginal fluids

HIV/AIDS cannot be passed by

  • Casual contact
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Hugging or dry kissing

Be responsible and do not engage in activities that put you at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Abstinence is the best prevention. If you have engaged in risky behaviors, get tested.

  • Health Services will perform confidential HIV/AIDS tests in the Primary Care Center in Cushing Hall.  Call (617) 552-3225 for an appointment or more information.

To find off-campus locations for HIV and STI testing and for additional information and resource links on this subject visit the National HIV and STI Testing Resources Web Site:  A service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For additional information on HIV/Aids visit the CDC web site.