Young and HIV Positive in America: Kelly, Otis and Stephanie share their struggles and triumphs dealing with careers, love, family and living with HIV. Watch more I’m Positive clips.

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know

Get Informed

Start by being informed. Read up and get the facts on HIV/AIDS, including how it is (and is not) spread. You might be surprised — there are a lot of misconceptions out there. GO »

talk

Speak Up

Talk about it, in your relationships, with your health care provider and with your friends and family. When we talk openly and honestly about HIV, we help to break down the stigma around it. GO »

protect

Use Condoms

According to the CDC, when used consistently and correctly, latex condoms are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV. Condoms are cheap and readily available. Use them every time! GO »

test

Get Tested

An estimated one in five Americans with HIV does not know they are infected. Early diagnosis saves lives. Make testing a part of your routine health care and Get Yourself Tested today! GO »

treat

Get Treated

While there is not yet a cure, there are very effective treatments available that are helping people with HIV live long and healthy lives. And HIV positive people who are on treatment reduce the chances of passing the virus to others by 96 percent. GO »

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Learn more about Kelly, Otis and Stephanie from MTV’s I’m Positive, and share your thoughts. Has HIV affected you or someone you love? How are you helping to achieve an AIDS-free future? GO »
Share your views and see how your responses match up with those from a national survey of young people ages 15 to 24 on HIV/AIDS. GO »
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