How can we prevent and control HIV AIDS?

How can we prevent and control HIV AIDS?

How can a person reduce the risk of getting HIV?

  1. Get tested for HIV.
  2. Choose less risky sexual behaviors.
  3. Use condoms every time you have sex.
  4. Limit your number of sexual partners.
  5. Get tested and treated for STDs.
  6. Talk to your health care provider about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
  7. Do not inject drugs.

How can HIV be prevented after?

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking medicine to prevent HIV after a possible exposure. PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV.

What does prevention mean in health?

Listen to pronunciation. (pree-VEN-shun) In medicine, action taken to decrease the chance of getting a disease or condition.

What are ways to prevent diseases?

Learn, practice, and teach healthy habits.

  1. #1 Handle & Prepare Food Safely. Food can carry germs.
  2. #2 Wash Hands Often.
  3. #3 Clean & Disinfect Commonly Used Surfaces.
  4. #4 Cough and Sneeze into a Tissue or Your Sleeve.
  5. #5 Don’t Share Personal Items.
  6. #6 Get Vaccinated.
  7. #7 Avoid Touching Wild Animals.
  8. #8 Stay Home When Sick.

How do I take PrEP?

Take 2 tablets of PrEP (double dose) between 2 and 24 hours before sex. The before-sex double dose is very important to make sure that there is enough drug in the body when you have sex. Take a single pill 24 hours after the double dose. Take another single pill the following day, 24 hours later.

Can I take PrEP after 5 days?

How long do I have to take PrEP before it is highly effective? PrEP reaches maximum protection from HIV for receptive anal sex (bottoming) at about 7 days of daily use. For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP reaches maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use.