HIV Prevention Methods and Programs

Using condoms and HIV Prevention goes hand in hand! Getting the right HIV prevention education and using free condoms to practice safe sex are very important to prevent the spread of HIV. Through the OHHPC HIV prevention campaign, we promote the right means to prevent and curb the spread of this deadly disease!

HIV prevention by condoms is the best method of precaution. The only way to know if you have contracted HIV is to be tested. You cannot rely on symptoms to know if you have HIV. Therefore, educating people about HIV Prevention methods and sharing the right HIV prevention facts is the best way to stop HIV transmission.

Flu-like symptoms: (often described as “the worst flu ever”) can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks after exposure.

Just because you have these symptoms doesn’t mean you have HIV. These symptoms could be caused by other infections. There are plenty of HIV prevention programs run by the Health Department that can test you for HIV and offer the right medical treatment.

  • Fever
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Sore throat
  • Rash

How to order SHHR HIV Self Testing

The first step in protecting yourself and your loved ones from HIV is to know your status. You can now take an HIV self-test for free in the comfort of your own home. To do that, simply fill out the request form and you will receive a discreetly packaged kit containing one OraQuick self-test rapid HIV test kit, sexual health resources and information on additional ways to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STI).