The Best Defense is a Good Offense
This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) wants to empower women and girls to make the best choices when it comes to sex. Abstinence is the surest way to avoid HIV, but if you decide to have sex, there are simple, effective steps to protect yourself and others from HIV.
Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, HIV prevention is key. Love yourself and put your best defense into play. Learn how.
- Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy should get tested for HIV as early as possible.
- If treated early in her pregnancy, a woman’s risk of transmitting HIV to her baby can be reduced to 1% or less.
- For children living with HIV, starting treatment early can help them live longer, healthier lives.