Preventing HIV and other STDs
Learn how you get HIV, how you don’t, and tips on how to avoid getting it
Do you know your status? GET TESTED!
What are the main ways you get HIV?
Having unprotected sex
You can’t get HIV by
sharing a drink with an HIV-positive person, kissing, hugging, etc. There has to be an exchange of bodily fluids that have high amounts of HIV, like blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk.
How do I avoid getting HIV?
Tips you should know before having sex
Ask for your partner’s HIV status
Have a latex condom and lubricant
Remember: ONLY USE WATER-BASED LUBE - anything else will break the condom. Using lube is also easier for penetration!
Proceed and be safe!
Tips you should know before injecting drugs
Reach out for help! – Resources to help you kick the habit
Don’t share any works
Remember the 3x3 method: Three times bleach, three times water
Dispose of all used needles at any pharmacy in Riverside County – they have to take them!
Have more questions about sexual health?
If your agency or organization would like HIV education, call our community health educator, Jose DeLaCruz at 760.323.2118 ext. 243