The Basics of HIV Prevention

The scientific illustration of the HIV virus cell.


Updated consumer fact sheets on the basics of HIV prevention are now available on HIVinfo. The updated fact sheets provide important information for people with HIV. Each fact sheet includes a summary of key points and links to additional information and resources.

View the updated fact sheets:

  1. The Basics of HIV Prevention
  2. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  3. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Visit the Understanding HIV section of the HIVinfo website to browse the complete collection of HIVinfo’s consumer education materials, including fact sheets, infographics, and an HIV glossary.

Visit to view the fact sheets in Spanish.