I’m Stopping HIV
As a local activation partner for HIV Prevention England (HPE), Renaissance are heavily involved in the promotion of the Summer Campaign. This tagline for this seasons campaign is I’m Stopping HIV and here’s why…
We now have the tools to stop HIV, but it takes each of us to make it happen.
The most common way to get HIV is by having unprotected sex with someone who doesn’t know they have it.
Here’s how you can protect yourself and others from HIV:
Still the most effective way of preventing HIV transmission, condoms come in different sizes, thicknesses and materials.
When used correctly and consistently, condoms can help protect against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies.
Take the HPE condom quiz and find out which condom is best for you. http://bit.ly/2LQ8kyC
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication that someone without HIV can take. It will stop them getting HIV during sex without a condom. It is highly effective at preventing HIV, but it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or unplanned pregnancy.
Find out more about PrEP by speaking to a practitioner in your area on 01253 311431
Testing for HIV is free, fast, confidential and simple – you can now even do it at home.
Testing is good for YOU
The sooner you find out you have HIV, the better it is for your health. If you have HIV for a long time without knowing, it can damage your health and shorten your life. It’s a good idea to test at least once a year (or more if you have unprotected sex with more than one partner).
Testing is good for ALL OF US
Most people get HIV from someone who doesn’t know they have it – the only way to be sure is to get tested.
Do your bit to stop HIV in the UK by getting tested. Find out how to get tested HERE
If you have HIV, the sooner you start treatment, the better it is for your health – it protects you from illnesses which could shorten your life.
Treatment is good for ALL OF US
People on effective treatment cannot pass on HIV. That’s because HIV medication works by reducing the amount of the virus in the body to ‘undetectable’ levels. This means the levels of HIV are so low that the virus cannot be passed on. This is called having an ‘undetectable viral load’.
Find out more about how treatment stops HIV being passed on. HERE