How To Minimize The Risk Of HIV?

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Good afternoon. I will soon marry my girlfriend. I do not really understand about sexual relations. How to minimize the risk of getting HIV while having sex? What should not be done when having sex? thank you

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question.

What you need to know is that the HIV virus can be transmitted to sexual partners only if one of the partners has been infected with HIV before, for example transmission through injection drug needles alternately, or through defects on the surface of the skin and mucosa, for example at risky sexual relations (sex anal, oral sex, same sex). Through sexual fluids during sexual intercourse, one of the partners who have been infected before will be able to transmit the virus to their sexual partners who have not been infected. If both parties have never done the risky things above, and have never been diagnosed HIV positive from a previous blood test, then there is no risk of transmission through sexual contact (because there is no HIV virus in the two partners concerned).

So what needs to be avoided is to have more than one sexual partner, have risky sexual relations with sex workers, or use injection drugs. HIV testing is now one of the pre marital tests that can be done to detect whether there is HIV infection in one partner who can risk transmitting it to their partner after marriage later. You can do a pre marital examination at a health facility to make sure.

That's all, hope you can help.
Wassalam.

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