Safer Sex Guide

Preventing HIV infection

HIV is harder to transmit during sex than many people think. Only five body flids can contain enough HIV to infect someone: blood, semen (including pre-cum), rectal fluid, vaginal fluid and breast milk.

HIV can only be passed when one of these fluids from a person with HIV gets into the bloodstream of an HIV-negative person—through broken skin, the opening of the penis, the foreskin or the wet linings of the vagina and rectum.

Here are steps you can take to reduce the chances of passing or getting HIV through sex:

Keep in mind that ART and PrEP do not reduce the chances of passing or getting other STIs