This video defines Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and explains that HIV can weaken the body’s immune system. It goes over the different ways that HIV can be transmitted through bodily fluids (sex, needles, breastfeeding) or if someone who has HIV gives birth. The video also details the variety of feelings someone can experience when they are diagnosed with HIV and validates all reactions as normal. The video explains that while there is no cure for HIV, there are ways to take care of yourself so you can live a long healthy life with HIV. It also defines Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) as the medicine used to treat HIV. The video explains that there are laws and policies in place that ensure people living with HIV can participate in school activities, and people with HIV can still have sexual relationships as long as they take their medication and use condoms. The video also defines PrEP, a medication that can prevent HIV transmission for those at high risk.
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