How to Avoid HIV/AIDS

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) have been around for a long time, and mostly they are caused by a lot of reasons, such as having anal or vaginal sex without using protection, sharing needles or syringes for drugs injection, receiving blood transfusions and many more. Although there are chances for you to get HIV/AIDS, this article is here to help you on how to avoid HIV/AIDS, make sure you read this article to find out more.

Always use protection

This tip is a no-brainer, always use condoms whenever you have sex, especially if you like to have sex with a different person. Condoms are cheap, and if you feel uncomfortable with using rubber for having sex, these days they have thin condoms on the store where they claim it feels like as if you’re not wearing one, so use that instead if you don’t like the rubbery feeling of using a regular condom.

Tip: besides using condoms, make sure you know how to use one, and make sure it’s not past the expiration date. Throw away any condoms that have been kept in your car or your wallet for more than three weeks.

Avoid syringes

Using syringes for drugs injection or needle sharing has been one of the biggest reasons on how people get HIV/AIDS on their body. So our tip to avoiding this is to refuse any sketchy drugs injection, receiving piercings or tattoos can also transmit HIV/AIDS to your body, make sure that you receive drugs injection or any needles from reputable sources. The safest choice you can make is by going to a hospital in case you need any drugs injection.

Tip: if you have to re-use a needle then make sure you disinfect it. It doesn’t make the needle safe, but it does reduce the risk of getting HIV/AIDS, so make sure you sterilize your needles with alcohol for at least thirty minutes.

Opt for PrEP

PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis is a medicine that is invented to prevent HIV, this is perfect for those who like to have sex with different people, as this medication can prevent HIV although not one hundred percent. PrEP is best paired with condom usage; they’re also commonly used by adult movie stars, just to avoid any sexual disease.

Tip: in case you had an incident where you might be getting HIV from someone else, consult a doctor regarding post-exposure prophylaxis to avoid getting HIV.