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10 facts on HIV/AIDS

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There are several ways to prevent HIV transmission

Key ways to prevent HIV transmission:

  • practice safe sexual behaviours such as using condoms;
  • get tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV;
  • avoid injecting drugs, or if you do, always use new and disposable needles and syringes;
  • ensure that any blood or blood products that you might need are tested for HIV.
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