Though the numbers are actively decreasing, HIV is still something to be informed and aware of. According to HIV.gov, “more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today. One in seven of them don’t know it.” Once known as a death sentence, it is now possible to live a fully sexual life without fear of passing HIV to your partner.
I’m not about to tell you to go out and have unprotected sex. In fact, I’m going to do just the opposite. Having safe sex is so important to staying healthy and protecting yourself. You already know that (hopefully).
What you may not know is that, according to the American Sexual Health Association, one in two sexually active people will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the age of 25.
That’s a pretty significant number. If you don’t have an STD (or have never had one), chances are the person sitting next to you does or has at one point.