How to Avoid Spreading HIV
My Partner is HIV-Positive, But I'm Not
Take HIV medicines daily. Treatment with HIV medicines (called Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy or HAART for short) helps people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. HAART can’t cure HIV infection but it can reduce the amount of HIV in the body. Having less HIV in your body will reduce your risk of passing HIV to your partner during sex. For added protection, you can also talk to your partner about taking PrEP. To protect your partner, use latex or polyurethane condoms correctly every time you have sex. Even if you are taking HIV medicines, remember it’s still important to use latex or polyurethane condoms. If you inject drugs, don’t share your syringes, or other drug equipment with your partner.