Also know as Human immunodeficiency virus and Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV is the virus that damages our immune system and makes our body vulnerable for common infections.


AIDS is caused by HIV or Human immunodeficiency virus. This virus can spread through out the body and present in almost all body secretions.


HIV can be transmitted by vaginal, anal or oral sex. it can also be transmitted from person to person by sharing needles, blood or blood product transfusion. it can also be pass along to the new born babies if mother is infected with HIV.

Risk Factors

HIV is found in the blood, semen or vaginal fluid of someone who is infected with the virus. You may be at increased risk of becoming infected with HIV if you:
Engage in anal, vaginal or oral sex with men who have sex with men, multiple partners or anonymous partners without the use of a condom.
Inject drugs or steroids where needles/syringes are shared.
Have a sexually transmitted infection, such as syphilis, genital herpes, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomoniasis.
Have been diagnosed with hepatitis, tuberculosis or malaria.
Exchange sex for drugs or money.
Are exposed to the virus as a fetus or infant before or during birth or through breastfeeding from a mother infected with HIV.
Received a blood transfusion or clotting factor in the United States anytime from 1978-1985.
Engage in unprotected sex with someone who has any of the risk factors listed above.HIV cannot survive for very long outside of the body.
HIV cannot be transmitted through routine daily activities such as using a toilet seat, sharing food utensils or drinking glasses, shaking hands, or through kissing.
The virus can only be transmitted from person to person, not through animals or insect bites.
People infected with HIV who are taking antiretroviral therapy can still infect others through unprotected sex and needle-sharing.

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