This information is provided for students to find assistance with either learning about HIV or AIDS, and how to get tested. It is not a substitute for expert medical knowledge. Students are encouraged to seek medical assistance to learn more about HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and mental health support.
If you are experiencing a health related emergency, please call 9-1-1, LWTech Campus Public Safety at (425) 739-8224, or the 24-hour crisis line at (866) 427-4747, if you are on campus.
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, causing deficiency or damage in the immune system. HIV damages the body's ability to fight diseases and infections. According to the Washington Department of Health, HIV is spread primarily by:
This information is provided through King County webpage on public health.
It is important for you, if living with HIV, to be aware that you have an increased risk for developing mood, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, people living with HIV are twice as likely to have depression compared to those who are not infected with HIV. These conditions may be treatable. Many people with mental health conditions recover completely.
Stress indicators possibly contributing to mental health problems for people living with HIV include:
For support, contact the LWTech Conseling Center. Students may call (425) 739-8300.
A short film sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control featuring a diversity of people living with HIV.
Dr. Jonathan Mermin, at the time, Director of CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, talks about the response of public health officials to the HIV epidemic.
People living with AIDS share their sories.
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