Four fluids spread HIV into the body and bloodstream of another person:
Some people have become infected with HIV from blood transfusions or blood products; however, since 1985, donated blood has been tested so the risk is extremely low.
Unlike colds or flu viruses, HIV is not spread through the air, by touching, or by everyday casual contact. You do not have to worry about getting HIV from:
The best way to prevent HIV is to know your status. ASF provides free confidential testing. Click here to learn about ASF testing hours and locations and other testing sites around the county.
For more information or to speak confidentially to an ASF Health Educator, please call (949) 809-8771 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.