Traveling With HIV

Why do I need to take precautions when traveling abroad?

HIV is a serious disease that can be easily spread through sexual contact or blood transfusions. It is important to take precautions when traveling abroad, as HIV rates are often higher in other countries. There are many ways to prevent HIV infection, including using condoms during sex and avoiding contact with blood or bodily fluids. If you are traveling to a country with a high HIV rate, it is especially important to take these precautions. HIV can have a devastating impact on your health, so it is important to do everything you can to prevent infection. With a little bit of effort, you can protect yourself from this serious disease.

Before You Travel

Talk to your health care provider at least 4 to 6 weeks before you travel.

Learn about your insurance.

Learn about your destination.

During Travel

Avoid unsafe food and drink.

Take care of yourself and protect others.

Avoid direct contact with animal waste.

Avoid hospitals and clinics where patients with tuberculosis (TB) are treated.