HIV Prevention ABCs

A:   Abstinence – this approach works best for young people

B:   Be faithful to your partner (whether or not your partner is living with HIV or is HIV negative)

C#1: Consistent and correct condom use (male or female) – every time – for “dual protection” against pregnancy and HIV  

C#2: Circumcision (hyperlink to circumcision) – male circumcision can reduce the risk of sexual HIV transmission from women living with HIV to HIV-negative men

D:   Delay sexual debut

E:   Early and complete treatment of STIs

F:   Free and open communication between partners about sex

G:   Get to know your HIV-status


  1. The Comprehensive Peer Educator Training Curriculum: Trainer Manual International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University