HIV self-testing(HIVST)

HIV self-testing is where one collects his or her own specimen to conduct an HIV test.

At present, there are two types of HIV self-test kits available; blood-based (Insti) and Oral (Oraquick).

Ensure you do a retest after every three months. The...

Quick Facts: Rectal Microbicides

rectal microbicide is a topical gel/ lubricant inserted into the anus so that it make act as protection against the contraction of a sexually transmitted infection during anal sex.

Along with vaginal microbicides, rectal microbicides are...

PEP Talk

What is Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP?)

Post means after. Exposure refers coming into contact with HIV. Prophylaxis means treatment to prevent an infection from happening.

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an HIV prevention intervention where...

Preventive Vaccines

A preventive vaccine is a substance (usually a part of the virus) that teaches the body to recognize and defend itself against bacteria and viruses that cause disease. A vaccine causes a response from the immune system—the body’s defense...

Vaginal And Rectal Microbicides

Vaginal and Rectal Microbicides

A microbicide is any substance that can substantially reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, when it is inserted in the vagina or rectum. It is important to...