HOW CAN YOU GET HIV?

  • HIV is found in bodily fluids such as semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) vaginal and rectal fluids, blood and breast milk.
  • Transmission can occur when any of these fluids from an infected person enters the body of another person.
  • This can happen through anal, oral or vaginal sex, IV drug use (sharing needles), childbirth or breastfeeding.

HOW CAN I LOWER MY RISK?

PRACTICE
SAFE SEX

Condoms can protect you against STIs
and HIV. Visit The DOCK to receive free condoms.

CLEAN
YOUR WORKS

Use a clean needle and WORKS every time.

TEST
FOR STDs

If you get an STD you are more likely to get HIV than someone who is STI-free.

$25 STD Testing @ The DOCK.

LIMIT YOUR
PARTNERS

By limiting your sexual partners, you limit
the size of your sexual network.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET TESTED?

RISK
GROUPS
SEXUAL
ACTIVITIES
TESTING
FREQUENCY
HIGHEST RISK
  • Anal Sex (Receiving)
  • EVERY 3 MONTHS
    HIGH RISK
  • Anal Sex (Giving)
  • Vaginal Sex (Receiving)
  • EVERY 3-6 MONTHS
    MEDIUM RISK
  • Vaginal Sex (Male Giving)
  • EVERY 12 MONTHS
    LOW RISK
  • Oral Sex (Giving or Receiving)
  • Rimming
  • EVERY 12 MONTHS
    NO RISK
  • Casual or Dry Kissing
  • Phone Sex, Cyber Sex
  • Touching/Masturbation
  • Sex Toys (Not Shared)
  • EVERY 12 MONTHS

    HOW TO STAY SAFE

    WEAR A
    CONDOM

    The best way to stay safe is to use
    condoms correctly whenever you
    have sex.

    GET
    TESTED

    Nobody is perfect. Get Tested,
    regularly to help reduce the spread
    of STIs.

    TALK WITH
    YOUR PARTNER(S)

    Talk to your partners openly about HIV,
    STIs and their sexual network. Knowing
    is the first step to prevention.