What are sexual transmission prevention measures for HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Sexual transmission

Prevention measures include the following:

  • Abstinence when possible

  • Reduction in number of sexual partners

  • Using barrier contraception

  • Treatment of concurrent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

  • Testing of self and partner for HIV infection and other STDs

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