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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Santoso

When Should Women Get HIV Vaccination?

HIV vaccination is an important preventive step in reducing the risk of transmitting the HIV virus. Women should consider getting HIV vaccination, especially if they are at high risk of exposure to the virus. The following are some situations in which women should get HIV vaccination:


1. Before becoming sexually active: Vaccination before becoming sexually active can provide better protection against HIV virus infection.


2. Before starting sexual relations with a new partner: If women are starting sexual relations with a new partner or have more than one sexual partner, prior HIV vaccination can help reduce the risk of exposure to the virus.


3. If you have an HIV positive partner: If a female partner has HIV, HIV vaccination can help protect the woman from the risk of transmitting the virus.


4. If you work in the health sector or have other high risks: Women who work in the health sector or have other high risks, such as injecting drug users or have a history of other sexually transmitted infections, should consider getting HIV vaccination.


It is important to consult with a competent health professional to determine whether HIV vaccination is necessary and when it is appropriate to do so. Apart from that, maintaining safe sexual behavior and carrying out regular HIV tests are also important steps in preventing transmission of the HIV virus.


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