Strategies for maintaining sexual health and preventing HIV
A range of strategies can be used to reduce the risk of HIV transmission, each offering a different level of protection. Their effectiveness depends on how they are used and in what context. Finding the strategies that suit your needs and preferences and using them together as a “combination” can help you to have the best possible protection.
Mobilise! has identified 25 strategies that offer at least some protection against HIV transmission. However, most won’t protect you from other STIs. For more detailed information about the effectiveness, accessibility, and acceptability of each strategy, see our Prevention Strategy Fact Sheets. For more information on STI prevention as well as links to community organizations and health services that provide information and support, visit ReadyforAction.org.
- Strategies that are effective in preventing HIV transmission
- Strategies whose effectiveness is low or uncertain
- Conditions that are favourable to sexual health
- Strategies not available in Canada or still in development
Design of prevention strategies artwork: Jean-Frédéric Koné