Transmission and Staying Safe

TRANSMISSION AND TESTING
videos  Modes of HIV Transmission:  Learn about what fluids can transmit HIV and what won’t cause transmission by watching this video. Click here to view the video. 
   
 guide Universal Precautions: Check out this guide from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration on how to protect yourself from many blood-borne pathogens and other infections by using universal precautions. Click here to view the guide.
   
factsheet 1 Mother to Child Transmission: It’s important to know that you can have a healthy, HIV-negative baby even if you’re HIV+. Read up on this guide here, and bring your questions to training!
   
factsheet 1 Blood Transfusions: Blood transfusions rarely are the cause of any new HIV transmission, but check out this factsheet to learn more about the history, and if HIV+ people can donate organs or blood. Click here to view the factsheet.
   
guide Common Myths and Misunderstandings: Learn about common myths and misunderstandings related to HIV and AIDS. Click here to view the guide.
   
helpful link Getting Tested: Need an HIV Test? Click on this link to find a testing center near you. 
   
PREP, PEP AND CONDOM USE
   
 factsheet 1 Understanding PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a method of HIV prevention shown to have great effect in reducing transmissions. PrEP is available to many couples and those at high risk for HIV. Click here to learn more.
   
 factsheet 1 Understanding PEP: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis is a short-term anti-retroviral used to prevent an exposure to HIV from becoming an infection. Click here to download the factsheet.
   
guide Condom Use and the Barrier Method: Learn about condom use and other preventative measures against HIV and STIs, including some additional information on PrEP. Click here to view the guide.

 

 

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