66 the campaign Hard Facts about How do I behave around someone who’s <strong>HIV</strong> positive? J ust like around anybody else. When do I risk catching the virus? • Unprotected sex • Swallowing sperm or blood • Contact with fresh open wounds • Dirty needles (drug use) Always use a condom • Don’t swallow sperm or blood • What’s the right way to protect myself? Regular intake of meds • Regular medical checkups • Lifelong therapy • Life changes in terms of eating habits, • relationship habits, family and friends Condoms, condoms, condoms • What will I be dealing with as someone living with <strong>HIV</strong>? What do I do if I’ve been exposed to a potential risk? • Consult a doctor within 1 or 2 hours • PEP (<strong>HIV</strong> post-exposure prophylaxis) within 48 hours • If sperm has entered your rectum, squat down and try to push it out Common misconceptions about <strong>HIV</strong> • Faeces, urine, sweat and saliva are contagious • Sperm should be removed with an anal douche • Even if <strong>HIV</strong>-positive people are receiving the right kind of treatment, transmission risk from sex with them is very high.