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Topical Discussion on Safe Sex

The 2017 iKnow HIV/AIDS Awareness Concerts Story

Safe Sex

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"I don’t like using condoms"

"I think, you should try abstinence but since you claim being very sexually active, I guess that’s not an option for you. I advise you to fall in love with the condom as it is the only solution to your present problems. Many young people always come with excuses as to why they don’t use condoms but fortunately, there are active remedies to all these excuses and let no one lie to you that they are clean- don’t you dare take the risk. As the old adage goes, ‘Better safe than Sorry’- Get wrapped and be safe, the ball is…"

"Is it true that you can’t get an STI if your partner is a virgin?"

"This is a myth! Depending on how your partner defines being a virgin, it is possible for them to have contracted an STI. Your partner might not have had vaginal sex, but may have had oral sex with someone (and still consider themselves a virgin), putting themselves at risk for an STI. Also, there are other STIs (herpes and HPV) that are passed through skin-to-skin contact, even if no penetration has taken place. It is important to discuss with your partner all sexual activity they have participated in and to always practice safer sex."

"How do people get HIV?"

"A person gets HIV when an infected person's body fluids (blood, semen, fluids from the vagina, or breast milk) enter his or her bloodstream. The virus can enter the blood through linings in the mouth, anus, or sex organs (the penis and vagina), or through broken skin. Both men and women can spread HIV. A person with HIV can feel okay and still transmit the virus to others. Pregnant women with HIV also can pass the virus to their babies. Common ways people get HIV include; sharing a needle to take drugs, having unprotected sex with an infected person You…"

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