HIV and AIDS are two of the most notorious sexually-transmitted diseases today. For many years now, they have been among the top health problems in many parts of the world.

If you want to make sure that you and your partner do not come across these very dangerous infections, you have to be ready to observe certain practices to minimize the chances of contracting these diseases.

Here are some things that you have to do to avoid HIV and AIDS:

1. Abstinence

Not engaging in vaginal, oral, or anal sex is the best and most guaranteed way of not getting infected with HIV or AIDS.

2. Use condoms

The use of protection such as condoms can lower the chances of you contracting HIV/AIDS from a partner, as well as the spread of these infections.

3. Be in a mutually monogamous relationship

Being committed to one sexual partner who is also committed to you lowers the chances of you or them getting STDs from other people.

4. Getting STD tested

Tests for HIV/AIDS are available in different venues, with rapid HIV test kits as being the most accessible and cheapest of them all, so it should not be so hard for people to undergo HIV testing regularly.