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majority Did you know that the vast majority of young people learn about sexual matters and HIV through their friends? Source: UNICEF

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"Can I find love as I keep my vow of virginity till Marriage?"

"I am very much aware and sure that abstinence is one sure way to protect yourself from very many things like having an unplanned for pregnancy, STIs and whatnot. Abstinence isn't a crime and it doesn't mean that you are abnormal and you need to believe that in yourself before anyone else does. Very many young men today fall in love because of the promise of sex that it often comes with but that is not a requirement for love and you shouldn’t drop your guard at that- People practising abstinence can also fall in love, all you have to…"

"Is using PrEP safer than condoms?"

"Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV, but are at a very high risk of getting HIV, preventing HIV infections By taking a pill every day, someone exposed to HIV through sex, injection or exposure to infected blood, can keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection. When taken daily and correctly, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV infection. However, PrEP only protects against HIV infections and not all other STIs like gonorrhea, Chlamydia, or syphilis. PrEP also does not prevent unwanted pregnancy. Only Condoms do protect against HIV/AIDS, STIs,"

"Can someone get HIV immediately after having sex with an infected person?"

"YES you can get HIV/AIDs however, you can only know your status within 72 hours after doing an HIV/AIDs test. If you are not sure of your partner's status, then it is advisable for you to take PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)and wait for 90 days which makes it three months of waiting."

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