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HIV Fact sheets

Whether you belong to a group of people at high risk of HIV infection or simply want to know how it is transmitted and prevented, our downloadable fact sheets are here to help.

You may find these useful for your own personal knowledge, to share with friends or colleagues, or to use in the workplace or schools to educate others.

Transmission fact sheet icon
Learn how HIV is passed on so that you can protect yourself from the virus.
Testing fact sheet icon
The only way to know if you have HIV is to take a test. Find out what to expect.
PEP fact sheet icon
PEP is treatment for if you might have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours.
Safer sex fact sheet icon
HIV is most commonly passed on through sex. Find out how you can protect yourself and your partner.
Condoms fact sheet icon
Condoms and lubricant (lube) are the best way to prevent HIV infection during sex.
STIs fact sheet icon
Use a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as HIV.
Pregnancy fact sheet icon
Taking treatment when pregnant will help protect your baby from HIV.
Breastfeeding fact sheet icon
Find out more information on Living with HIV and breastfeeding.
Serodiscordant fact sheet icon
Read our fact sheet for advice on how to have a healthy mixed status relationship. 
Circumcision fact sheet icon
Male circumcision can reduce a man’s risk of HIV from a woman during sex.
MSM fact sheet icon
If you’re a man having sex with men, read about having safer sex to prevent HIV.
WSW fact sheet icon
HIV is low risk between two women, but you should know how to have safer sex.
Harm reduction fact sheet icon
Sharing needles puts you at risk of HIV infection. Use a new one every time you inject.
Sex work fact sheet icon
Find out how to protect yourself from HIV and other STIs when selling sex.
Occupational exposure fact sheet icon
If you’re working in healthcare, take precautions to reduce your risk of HIV.
Sperm and egg icon
Find out how to conceive safely when living with HIV.
Last updated:
14 April 2020