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 doesnt 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 persons 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:
Vaccines using sterilized needles
Contact with unbroken, healthy skin
Touching shared objects, including towels
Wearing clothes of an HIV in View More »