Whether you’re positive or negative, if you’re having sex or injecting drugs you need to know how to prevent HIV infection. The good news is this: by consistently practicing safer sex and harm reduction, you make the risk to yourself and your partners much smaller.
The Bottom Line
If you inject drugs, use new, sterile needles. Clean needles are a must, and anything you use to inject that comes in contact with blood can also carry HIV. Using new needles and syringes for each injection significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission.