My Heart

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• Use latex condoms with spermicides throughout every sexual act to keep body fluids from being exchanged.
• Refuse alcohol or other drugs.
• Wash the genitals and urinate after sex.
• Have regular STD check-ups to make sure any disease is caught early and doesn’t spread to others.
• Avoid high-risk behaviors, and avoid relations with others who engage in high-risk behaviors.

• Describe how HIV is and is not transmitted
• How HIV is transmitted:
• Oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse with an infected person
• Coming in contact with an infected person’s blood, semen, or vaginal secretions
• Sharing infected needles
• Ear piercing with an infected needle
• Tattooing with an infected needle
• Acupuncture with an infected needle
• Removal of hair by electrolysis with an infected needle
• Infected blood transfusions
• Infected organ transplants
• Pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding by an infected mother (virus passed to infant)

• How HIV is NOT transmitted:
• Casual contact
• Mosquitoes
• Eating food
• Blood donation
• Vaccines using sterilized needles
• Contact with unbroken, healthy skin
• Touching shared objects, including towels
• Wearing clothes of an HIV in View More »

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