Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). In Wyoming, approximately 300 people are living with HIV/AIDS, and someone new is infected every 9.5 minutes in the US. The best way to prevent HIV is to use a condom during vaginal, anal and oral sex. Know your own HIV status by getting tested regularly, and ask your partner about their status. Always use new needles or syringes. Don’t share your works, things like cotton, cookers, or rinse water. PrEP is also effective for HIV prevention. Testing sites offer rapid HIV tests which use a small amount of blood from a finger prick. Preliminary results are available within 15-20 minutes. Find a convenient testing location here.