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There's no vaccine to prevent HIV infection and no cure for AIDS. But still you can protect yourself and your partner from infection.
HIV Virus is spread only in certain ways:
- Blood Transfusions.
- By sharing Needles.
- During sex with a person infected with Hiv.
- From HIV mother to child either during pregnancy, labor or breast feeding.
HIV is spread through semen, vaginal fluids, blood, and breast milk. Protect yourself by using condoms every time you have sex, and don’t share needles with anyone.
If you are living with HIV The most important thing you can do to prevent transmission and stay healthy is to take your HIV medication (known as Antiretroviral therapy or ART) every day, exactly as prescribed. People living with HIV who take HIV medication daily as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative partners.
If you are HIV Negative you can use HIV prevention medications such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to protect yourself. You can also use other HIV prevention methods listed below.
Avoid unprotected Sex, Always use condoms
Condoms are highly effective at preventing HIV infection if used right way every time you have sex, take medicines to prevent or treat HIV if appropriate, choose less risky sexual behaviors, get tested for other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and limit your number of sex partners. The more of these actions you take, the safer you can be.
Don’t share needles for shooting drugs, piercings, or tattoos
You are at very high risk for getting HIV if you use a needle or works after someone with HIV has used them. Stopping injection and other drug use can lower your chances of getting or transmitting HIV a lot. If you keep injecting drugs, use only sterile needles and works. Never share needles or works.
Take PEP within 72 hours after a possible HIV exposure
PEP involves taking HIV medicines soon after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV. PEP may be used, for example, after a person has sex without a condom with a person who has HIV or after a health care worker is accidentally exposed to HIV in the workplace. To be effective, PEP must be started within 72 hours (3 days) after the possible exposure to HIV. PEP involves taking HIV medicines each day for 28 days.
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Women with HIV take HIV medicines during pregnancy and childbirth to reduce the risk of passing HIV to their babies and to protect their own health. Their newborn babies also receive HIV medicine for 4 to 6 weeks after birth. The HIV medicine reduces the risk of infection from any HIV that may have entered a baby’s body during childbirth.
You can't get HIV from casual contact with a person who has HIV, such as a handshake, a hug, or a closed-mouth kiss. And you can't get HIV from contact with objects such as toilet seats, doorknobs, or dishes used by a person who has HIV.
All information given here is purely for the knowledge or Awareness among our website and other users and its available online on many other websites in different forms. Contact your health care provider and get tested after possible exposure to HIV.