What are the consequences of HIV/AIDS in your community and how does the spread of HIV/AIDS impact the health of residents, both infected and non infected?
Join the Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc in a frank discussion on the impact and consequences of HIV and AIDS in Montgomery County on World AIDS Day, Saturday, Dec. 1st.
All HIV testing will be conducted privately by physician oversight and managed by GAPBUSTERS, Inc. and AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH PROGRAM, 10:00 – 1:00 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place Silver Spring, Maryland
Did you know HIV is spread primarily by:
- Not using a condom when having sex with a person who has HIV. All unprotected sex with someone who has HIV contains some risk. However:
- Unprotected anal sex is riskier than unprotected vaginal sex.
- Among men who have sex with other men, unprotected receptive anal sex is riskier than unprotected insertive anal sex.
- Having multiple sex partners or the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can increase the risk of infection during sex. Unprotected oral sex can also be a risk for HIV transmission, but it is a much lower risk than anal or vaginal sex.
- Sharing needles, syringes, rinse water, or other equipment used to prepare illicit drugs for injection.
- Being born to an infected mother—HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding.
For more information visit the Delta Sigma Theta Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter