Sex And AIDS

If you have sex with someone who has HIV, it’s important to protect yourself.

If you used to—or still do—have sex with a person with HIV, and you didn’t use latex condoms correctly every time, you may have come into contact and become infected with the HIV virus. Talk to your doctor or a counselor about taking an HIV antibody test. The idea of being tested for HIV may be scary, but if you are infected, the sooner you find out and start getting medical care, the better off you will be.

Talk to your partner about what will need to change. It’s very important to protect yourself and your partner from transmitting HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. Talk about types of sex that don’t risk HIV infection. If you decide to have sexual intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal), use condoms. Latex condoms can protect you from HIV infection if they’re used correctly every time you have sex.

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Adapted from Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home: A Guide, ACTIS Publication No. D817, United States Department of Health and Human Services, AIDS Clinical Trial Information Service.

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