Treatment Literacy/Information needs/prevention

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Why should prevention and safer sex be focused on people living with HIV?

1. To prevent from the infection of others with HIV.

2. To prevent from sexually transmitted infections, which, if left untreated, can cause serious health problems, particularly when the immune system is very weak.

3. Unsafe sex might damage the health of people with HIV and several cases of reinfection or superinfection with drug-resistant strains of HIV have now been presented.

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For more information see : HIV Superinfection (re-infection)

4. Prevention of the progression of HIV to AIDS