HIV prevention How to prevent HIV?

HIV Prevention


You can reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV and spreading the infection. How? Here are five simple ways to prevent you getting HIV.

  • Use a condom

    Use a condom - Protecting yourself during all sexual activity (vaginal, anal and oral) can reduce the risk of getting infected with HIV. Use a male condom or a female condom during sexual contact.

  • Be aware

    Be aware - Make sure that you get checked regularly for STIs, especially if you're under the age of 25 as this is the group most at risk. In a few seconds you can order your HIV test kit online.

  • Limit number of partners

    Limit your number of sex partners - Changing sex partners puts you at a high risk of becoming infected with HIV or any other sexually transmitted infections. If you do change partners, get tested every single time, even if the person you're with assures you they don't have it. It's largely symptomless so they might not even know they're infected.

  • Talk about

    Talk to your partner - A simple conversation before beginning a sexual relationship can help. Take your time and find out whether he or she is at risk of having HIV. Talk to your partner about the risk factors, the benefits of regular screening, signs to look out for and the need to use condoms, even when you're not having penetrative sex. Sexually transmitted infections are more common when ignorance is higher so it pays to have some knowledge and share it with others.

  • Test yourself

    Get tested regularly - If you are in stable relationship it is recommended to do a test at least once a year. If you have multiple sexual partners you should do it every three months. Here at raTrust we can offer you various types of STI tests. You will be able to do your HIV test at home at a time and in an environment which is convenient for you. The whole process is very quick, discreet and you could know your results in just 4 hours (high priority option) or 24 hours (standard option).

Last updated August 27, 2018