HIV is an Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) but unlike most STIs, it does not have a cure. HIV can cause a person to get AIDS, which people can die from. Although HIV/AIDS does not currently have a cure, it can be treated.
People with HIV can still live healthy and full lives thanks to advances in medicine.
New drugs can help prevent HIV if you have unprotected sex or are forced to have sex against your will with someone who has HIV or AIDS. These drugs must be taken within 72 hours, so call your health care provider or clinic right away if you suspect you’ve had unprotected sex with someone who has HIV. You don’t need your parents’ permission to get these drugs, and your health care provider won’t tell your parents unless you give her permission.