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What is HIV prevention counseling?

HIV prevention counseling is a type of counseling done by most primary care doctors or practitioners. This means that your doctor will talk to you about ways of avoiding getting HIV. These methods include safe sex such as using condoms even for anal sex, remaining abstinent, avoiding IV drug use, or any use of shared or reused needles as these are the most likely sources of HIV infection, but if you believe that you may be at risk you should speak to your doctor to get tested.

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