Essay On HIV Prevention

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HIV prevention, strategy, challenge and opportunities It is a very sad but bitter truth that in the race of progress and prosperity the humankind has damaged their own selves in an irreversible manner. HIV is the major threat the world facing today. The discussion regarding to prevention, strategy, challenge and opportunities. Discussing the prevention of HIV that should be Tolerated. For that we must know how does this disease called HIV spread? HIV can spread only in certain body fluids from a person infected with HIV: • Blood • Semen • Pre-seminal fluids • Rectal fluids • Vaginal fluids • Breast milk The spread of HIV (called HIV transmission) is only possible if these fluids come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or…show more content…
Use a condom correctly every time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Read this fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to use condoms correctly. • Limit your number of sexual partners. The more partners you have, the more likely you are to have a partner with HIV whose HIV is not well controlled or to have a partner with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Both of these factors can increase the risk of HIV transmission. If you have more than one sexual partner, get tested for HIV regularly. • Get tested and treated for STDs. Insist that your partners get tested and treated too. Having an STD can increase your risk of becoming infected with HIV or spreading it to others. • Talk to your health care provider about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is an HIV prevention option for people who don’t have HIV but who are at high risk of becoming infected with HIV. PrEP involves taking a specific HIV medicine every day. PrEP should always be combined with other prevention options, such as condoms. For more information, read the AIDS info fact sheet on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). • Don’t inject drugs. But if you do, use only sterile drug injection equipment and water and never share your equipment with

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