What are the prevention strategies for HIV?

You can use strategies such as abstinence (not having sex), never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex. You may also be able to take advantage of HIV prevention medicines such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Why prevention of HIV is important?

HIV is a preventable disease. Effective HIV prevention interventions have been proven to reduce HIV transmission. People who get tested for HIV and learn that they are infected can make significant behavior changes to improve their health and reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their sex or drug-using partners.

What are 5 ways HIV can be prevented?

How can I prevent HIV?

  • Use condoms. Male latex condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and other STIs when you have sex.
  • Get tested. Be sure you and your partner are tested for HIV and other STIs.
  • Be monogamous.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners.
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Don’t douche.
  • Do not abuse alcohol or drugs.

What are the aims and objectives of HIV prevention?

to foster early detection of HIV infection among persons at ongoing risk for HIV or among persons with a recent HIV exposure; to enhance earlier referral to prevention, care, treatment and support for persons newly identified as being HIV positive.

Are there any communication strategies for the prevention of HIV?

Communication strategies for the prevention of HIV, STIs and hepatitis among MSM in Europe ii This report was commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and coordinated by Irina Dinca, Piotr Wysocki, Anastasia Pharris, and Andrew J Amato-Gauci.

Are there any effective ways to prevent HIV?

These studies – HPTN052 (Cohen, 2016), PARTNER (Rodger, 2016), Opposites Attract (Bavinton, 2018), and PARTNER2 (Rodger, 2018) – observed zero linked sexual transmissions among HIV-discordant couples with viral suppression.

How is art used to prevent the spread of HIV?

Four key studies provide evidence for the effectiveness of ART, when used optimally, on preventing the sexual transmission of HIV.

Why is the prescribe HIV prevention campaign important?

Prescribe HIV Prevention. Part of CDC’s Act Against AIDS initiative, Prescribe HIV Prevention is designed to help reduce HIV incidence in the United States. The campaign helps healthcare providers use PrEP and PEP to prevent new HIV infections and improve health outcomes for patients at high risk for acquiring HIV infection.