prevention

Prevention is a very important tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS. 
NOTICE: This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

ABCs of HIV Prevention

These three steps can protect you from getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

A = Abstinence
B = Be in a monogamous relationship
C = Condoms

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Condoms

Condoms is an effective way to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). HIV can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, religion or creed - men and women, rich and poor, straight, gay, or bisexual.

You are always safer using a condom!

Fewer Partners Means Less Risk
The more sexual partners you have, the greater your risk of getting HIV, or passing it to someone else. If you are sexually active, mutual monogamy is the safest way to go. That means: 1) You are in a sexual relationship with only one person, and 2) Both of you are having sex only with each other. In addition, both of you need to be tested for HIV and other STIs before you have sex without a condom.

A Word of Warning
Condoms are highly effective in preventing most STIs, including HIV—but they will not protect you against all of them. You can get—or give—some STIs, like herpes or genital warts, even if you or your partner are wearing a condom. But condoms still significantly reduce your risk, even for those STIs.

Tips on using male and female condoms:

Hepatitis Prevention

People living with HIV are at greater risk for contracting hepatitis. 
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HIV by Group

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The Condom Trail

Condom Trail

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