Everyone has a gender identity—a feeling or sense of being male, female or somewhere in between. Sometimes people’s gender identity matches their bodies, and sometimes it does not.

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Puberty in girls can start as early as age 8 and as late as 13 or 14, but eventually everyone goes through it. Beginning menstruation, often called getting your period, is a normal part of going through puberty for girls.

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The initials HIV and the acronym AIDS are often used together leading people to believe they are the same thing when in reality they are different. HIV is the virus that can cause AIDS, and AIDS is the illness that can occur later when the immune system is no longer able to fight off infections…

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