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Fact sheets

Whether you belong to a group of people at high risk of HIV infection or simply want to know how it is transmitted and prevented, our downloadable fact sheets are here to help.

You may find these useful for your own personal knowledge, to share with friends or colleagues, or to use in the workplace or schools to educate others.

Learn how HIV is passed on so that you can protect yourself from the virus.
The only way to know if you have HIV is to take a test. Find out what to expect.
PEP is treatment for if you might have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours.
Unprotected sex can lead to HIV and other STIs. Protect yourself during sex.
Condoms and lubricant (lube) are the best way to prevent HIV infection during sex.
Use a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as HIV.
Taking treatment when pregnant will help protect your baby from HIV.
Find out whether you should breastfeed your baby or not if you have HIV.
If you’re in a mixed-status couple you can still have an HIV-negative baby.
Male circumcision can reduce a man’s risk of HIV from a woman during sex.
If you’re a man having sex with men, read about having safer sex to prevent HIV.
HIV is low risk between two women, but you should know how to have safer sex.
Never share needles with anyone as you are at risk of HIV infection. Use a new one.
Find out how to minimise your risk of HIV and other STIs when selling sex.
If you’re working in healthcare, take precautions to reduce your risk of HIV.

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Last updated:
13 January 2016