General HIV Information-Transmission
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is transmitted only through four fluids:
- Semen (including pre-cum)
- Vaginal fluids
- Breast milk
Transmission of HIV can only occur when an HIV-infected body fluid enters the body through a port of entry (examples: vagina, anus, veins, mouth, direct access to tissue).
You cannot get HIV through touching, kissing, sharing food or beverages, or being friends with someone who is HIV positive.
Safer sex practices are ways to reduce the risk of becoming HIV positive. These include using barrier methods, knowing the HIV status of your partner, minimizing higher risk sexual and/or drug use behaviors, and getting tested for HIV and other STIs.
Safer injection practices are ways to reduce the risk of becoming HIV positive through needles. These include using clean needles and works every time you inject and getting tested for HIV and Hepatitis C.
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