- Talk to your partner before you have sex. Find out if he or she has or is at risk for any STI. Keep in mind that a person may be able to spread an STI even if he or she does not have symptoms. You and your partner may want to get an HIV test. You should get tested again 6 months later.
- You should never feel pressured to have sex. It’s okay to say “no” anytime you want to stop.
- It’s important to feel safe with your sex partner and with the activities you are doing together. If you don’t feel safe, talk with an adult you trust.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It’s also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.