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World AIDS Day 2014

Lower Your Risk

Of Getting HIV

Want to learn about safer sex? Below

you’ll find some resources to help

prevent HIV transmission.

Guitar-Guy-1Use A Condom Every Time.
When used consistently and correctly, condoms are highly effective at reducing HIV transmission. Get ideas about how to talk to your partner about using condoms. Learn more.


Choose Less Risky Sex Practices.
Consider the potential for HIV transmission before you engage in any sex practice. Thinking about barebacking tonight? Its potential for HIV transmission is considered high risk, because it involves direct exchange of bodily fluids. Follow our Quick Reference Guide to assess your HIV risk. Evaluate your risk.


Talk To Your Doctor About PrEP.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) refers to the ongoing, daily use of anti-HIV medications in an effort to minimize your risk of becoming infected with HIV. Learn more.

Take post-exposure prophylaxis after HIV transmission. If you suspect that you have been exposed to HIV, see a physician within 3 days to ask for a prescription to PEP. To maximize its effectiveness, you should start PEP within 72 hours of exposure. Learn More.


Get Tested.
Get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases every six to twelve months and encourage your partners to do the same. To find a testing clinic near you, contact your local AIDS Service Organization. Find a local organization or Learn more about testing.

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World AIDS Day 2013: It's Not Over

Check out our fact sheets for information on HIV and aging.

HIV_aging_1-IntroductionIntroduction
HIV_aging_2-Diagnosis_Treatment_CareDiagnosis, treatment and care
HIV_aging_3-PhysiologicalPhysiological effects and considerations
HIV_aging_4-Prevention Prevention
HIV_aging_5-Psychosocial Psychosocial considerations
HIV_aging_6-Action Taking action

World AIDS Day 2014. © Canadian AIDS Society. Published 11/01/2013. Updated 11/18/2014. Web. Retrieved 12/18/2014 from http://www.cdnaids.ca/wad