The Justice Department announced yesterday that it has released a “Best Practices Guide to Reform HIV-Specific Criminal Laws to Align with Scientifically-Supported Factors.”
According to amfar.org, there are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States. Almost one-fifth (18.1 %) of those people don’t know they are infected. With those statistics, doesn’t it make sense to protect yourself from HIV/AIDS?
NEVER assume the person you are having sex with is free of disease. (S)he may not even be aware of his/her own status.
Take responsibility for your own sexual health.
The best way to avoid STIs is through abstinence. BUT, if you’re going to have sex, use a condom EVERY TIME!
Condoms are much less expensive than thousands of dollars a year in healthcare costs.
For questions about Safer Sex, start with Planned Parenthood.
s also the Ultimate Guide to Safer Sex.
There’s also the STD Project
…or you can ask the school nurse. ;P