Est. time: 11 min

Young people in the United States are at persistent risk for HIV infection. This risk is especially notable for youth of minority races and ethnicities. Continual HIV prevention outreach and education efforts, including programs on abstinence and on delaying the initiation of sex, are required as new generations replace the generations that benefited from earlier prevention strategies. In this tutorial, you will learn about the Nature of HIV/AIDS, Acquiring HIV, Non-infectious Fluids, Misconceptions Regarding How HIV is Spread, Symptoms of HIV, Symptoms of AIDS, Detecting HIV and AIDS, Prevention of Transmission, Getting Tested for HIV Infection, Why HIV Testing Is Important for Adolescents, and Counseling and Referral. All information in this tutorial comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC.