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AIDS Education Council of Eastern Oregon is a private nonprofit, community-based organization that was founded by a group of Union County volunteers who were concerned about HIV/AIDS prevention.

Mission: To provide education and information for HIV/AIDS prevention. We provide community outreach to Eastern Oregon residents of Union, Baker and Wallowa Counties.

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that weakens the body's immune system. Some people with HIV do not have any symptoms. Other people with HIV disease can progress to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Most adults infected with HIV develop AIDS within 7 to 10 years. AIDS is HIV disease which causes a person to become infected by other illnesses (opportunistic infections) that don't usually affect healthy people.

How is HIV Ttransmitted? HIV is transmitted from person to person through blood and blood products, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk. HIV enters the body through sexual intercourse, sharing needles, from mother to child during childbirth or breast feeding, or, less commonly (and now very rarely in countries where blood is screened for HIV antibodies), from transfusions of infected blood or blood products.




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PO Box 2901, La Grande, OR 97850, 541-962-7048 or 1-888-883-5423 [aidsed@eoni.com]

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