How to prevent infections - hand washing

Now you're pregnant, your body is working hard to grow and develop. Your body is busy creating a new baby.

You need to be extra careful about good hygiene - especially if you are HIV+. Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to help you protect yourself against diseases. It's also one of the easiest ways to prevent infections that can cause diarrhoea. Wash your hands:

  • when you come home
  • when you go to the toilet
  • after dealing with animals
  • before cooking or handling raw eggs, meat or fish
  • before you eat.


All you need is clean water and soap. Make sure you wash your wrists, hands and nails. Wash the soap off your hands with clean water.

Just by washing your hands, you can really reduce the risk of diseases like diarrhoea. And It's simple and easy!

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