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I don't want to get aids, what preventative measures can I take?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Several ways
There are several ways to prevent HIV infection that can lead to aids.
One is abstinence from sex. You can also choose to practice safer sex through the use of barrier protection, such as condoms/dental dams with vaginal, anal, and oral sex. You can also avoid sharing needles if using injection drugs. Hiv infection through blood transfusions are rare as the blood is screened fairly stringently.

In brief: Several ways
There are several ways to prevent HIV infection that can lead to aids.
One is abstinence from sex. You can also choose to practice safer sex through the use of barrier protection, such as condoms/dental dams with vaginal, anal, and oral sex. You can also avoid sharing needles if using injection drugs. Hiv infection through blood transfusions are rare as the blood is screened fairly stringently.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Know your partner
All adults aged 13-64 should receive an HIV test regardless of risk.
Knowing you & your partners HIV status is essential to avoid hiv. Using a condom is essential to prevent HIV & other std's. You may qualify to take HIV medication daily in order to prevent getting HIV if you engage in high risk sexual activity - an HIV specialist is needed for this. Iv drug users should never share needles.

In brief: Know your partner
All adults aged 13-64 should receive an HIV test regardless of risk.
Knowing you & your partners HIV status is essential to avoid hiv. Using a condom is essential to prevent HIV & other std's. You may qualify to take HIV medication daily in order to prevent getting HIV if you engage in high risk sexual activity - an HIV specialist is needed for this. Iv drug users should never share needles.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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