How can HIV be prevented?
You can protect yourself from HIV through the following means:
- The use of condoms and water based lubrication (lube) when you have sex
- Taking PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) pills consistently and for at least seven days
- Engaging in less risky sex (eg, oral sex, mutual masturbation)
- Having sex with an HIV negative person
- Having sex with an HIV positive partner who is on effective treatment and is confirmed to be ‘undetectable’ (the virus is suppressed)