The prevalence of HIV in our valley is more than twice the national rate — putting everyone at greater risk. KNOW YOUR RISKS, GET TESTED & STAY SAFE! 1 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. CLEANYOUR 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? RISKGROUPS SEXUALACTIVITIES TESTINGFREQUENCY HIGHEST RISKAnal Sex (Receiving)EVERY 3 MONTHS HIGH RISKAnal Sex (Giving)Vaginal Sex (Receiving)EVERY 3-6 MONTHS MEDIUM RISKVaginal Sex (Male Giving)EVERY 12 MONTHS LOW RISKOral Sex (Giving or Receiving)RimmingEVERY 12 MONTHS NO RISKCasual or Dry KissingPhone Sex, Cyber SexTouching/MasturbationSex 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.