Regulation - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

HIV/AIDS is a viral disease which destroys the body's ability to fight specific illnesses.

The risks of HIV/AIDS can be reduced by:

  • Avoiding the exchange of body fluids. HIV can be passed through the exchange of blood, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk.
  • Using condoms correctly and consistently to greatly reduce the exchange of body fluids.
  • Reducing the number of sexual partners.
  • Avoiding the use of intravenous drugs or sharing needles.
  • Abstinence.
  • Communicating with sexual partners before having sex about being tested for sexually transmitted infections and protection.

For more information about HIV/AIDS prevention, confidential testing, safer sex and free condoms, contact:

Student Health Center, Wellness and Health Promotion
Student Wellness Center 101

For anonymous HIV testing, please contact the following locations:

Santa Clara County Public Health (Crane Center)
976 Lenzen Ave., Suite 1800
San José, CA 95126

Billy DeFrank LGBT Center
938 The Alameda
San José, CA 95126

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
2400 Moorpark Ave #300
San José, CA 95128
408-975-2730 ext 381