How can I prevent HIV?

How can I prevent HIV?

There are a number of ways to prevent HIV:

 

  1. Condoms: Using condoms and lube consistently each time you have sex.
  2. PEP: HIV medication taken within 72 hours of exposure to HIV and continued for 28 days.
  3. PrEP: HIV medication taken daily to prevent HIV infection (not yet available in Ireland).
  4. Considering viral load levels: An undetectable viral load means the risk of transmission is negligible.
  5. Strategic Positioning: HIV positive men assuming the ‘bottom’ position during unprotected anal sex with a HIV negative man – a somewhat reduced risk, however transmission can occur.

 

Find out more about prevention here.

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