To protect yourself from HIV infections, you need to understand well how HIV transmission can occur. That way, prevention can also be done.
- Perform safe sex, namely by using a condom
- Avoid alcohol and illegal drugs
- Never share needles or syringes
- Avoid touching the blood and body fluids of other people
- Apply a healthy lifestyle
- Do exercise and take regular breaks
- Routinely check HIV if doing risky behavior (can be with a tool such as One Step HIV Test as initial detection or see a doctor)
Especially for pregnant women, you will be offered a blood test for HIV as part of an obstetric examination. If not addressed, HIV can be passed from pregnant women to babies during pregnancy, labor or breastfeeding. HIV therapy during pregnancy reduces the risk of HIV transmission to the baby.
Equipping yourself with knowledge of HIV is the best way to prevent the risk of HIV transmission and help people around you with the treatment process of the disease. It can also help people with HIV to live healthily and safely.
Lifestyle changes and home remedies that can be done:
Perform safe sexual activity by using a condom.
Wash your hands as often as possible to avoid spreading the infection.
Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to drugs, especially against penicillin.
Don’t stop taking medication or change the dose just because you feel better, unless your doctor recommends it.
If you are pregnant, inform your doctor. Transmission of syphilis to the fetus is very dangerous.
Tell your sexual partner if you are undergoing treatment for syphilis so they also get a medical examination.
Try not to engage in sexual activity for at least 2 weeks after treatment or until it is declared clean by your doctor.
Check yourself when there are other sexually transmitted diseases.