Because you hear on the radio and watch on Television that in some cities, over 50% of the residents living there have Aids and don't even know it. Meaning, if you see two friends, or a couple walking down the street, then chances are that 1 out of the 2 have Aids and don't even know it. And because of that overwhelming percentage, it frightens you, because you know that there are no cures for this sexual disease. Also, you are aware that some of the people that you know keep on getting sick all the time with the same illness, same infections, same rashes, might have Aids and not even know it. And so this is why you are wondering How Do You Get Aids? Well today Beloved, let me share with you the known facts, that Scientists know as of today and may change tomorrow, about what Aids is, how you can get it, and how to stay away from this deadly disease so you could be on your way to living a great healthy life.
This Is What Has Been Written In The Scientific Journals about H.I.V. and A.I.D.S.:
---HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The virus attacks Cells in your body that fight off infection and keep the body healthy. When HIV has damaged the immune system, someone is said to have A.I.D.S. - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. As HIV takes hold, the body produces antibodies in an attempt to fight the virus.
---A person who has HIV carries the virus in certain body fluids, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. The virus can be transmitted only if these HIV-infected fluids enter the bloodstream of another person.
This kind of direct entry can occur
-(1) through the linings of the vagina, rectum, mouth, and the opening at the tip of the penis; -(2) through intravenous injection with a syringe; or
-(3) through a break in the skin, such as a cut or sore.
And Usually, HIV is transmitted through:
---oral sex with someone who has HIV, can still get you infected with the Virus. However, per the most recent data available, there are far fewer cases of HIV transmission attributed to Oral Sex than to either vaginal or anal intercourse, but oral–genital contact does pose a risk of HIV infection.
---Sharing needles, syringes, or injection equipment with someone who has HIV. HIV can survive in used syringes for a month or more. That’s why people who inject drugs should never reuse or share syringes or drug preparation equipment. This includes needles or syringes used to inject both legal and illegal drugs as well as other types of needles, such as those used for body piercing and tattoos.
---Mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast-feeding. Any woman who is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant should be tested for HIV. In the U.S., mother-to-infant transmission has dropped to just a few cases each year because pregnant women are routinely tested for HIV. Those who test positive can get drugs to prevent HIV from being passed on to their fetus or infant, and they are counseled not to breast-feed.
Clinical staging of HIV/AIDS
Primary HIV infection - may be asymptomatic or experienced as Acute retro viral
---Clinical stage 1 - asymptomatic or generalized swelling of the lymph nodes
---Clinical stage 2 - includes minor weight loss, minor mucocutaneous
manifestations, and recurrent upper respiratory tract infections
---Clinical stage 3 - includes unexplained chronic diarrhea, unexplained persistent weight loss, fever, oral candidiasis or leukoplakia, severe bacterial infections, pulmonary tuberculosis, and acute necrotizing inflammation in the mouth. Some persons with clinical stage 3 have AIDS.
---Clinical stage 4 - includes 22 opportunistic infections or cancers related to HIV. All persons with clinical stage 4 have AIDS.
***Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that can be treated easily in healthy
How Is HIV Not Transmitted?
---HIV is not transmitted through food or air (for instance, by coughing or sneezing). There has never been a case where a person was infected by a household member, relative, coworker, or friend through casual or everyday contact such as sharing eating utensils or bathroom facilities, or through hugging or kissing.
---In The U.S., screening the blood supply for HIV has virtually eliminated the risk of infection through blood transfusions. And because of strict medical precautions, you cannot(99% Chance I Say) get HIV from giving blood at a blood bank or other established blood collection center.
---There have been no documented cases of HIV transmission through other body fluids such as sweat, tears, vomit, and urine (Or Has Not Yet Been Reported, or has been reported and not believed by the medical community). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV.
Are some people at greater risk of HIV infection than others?
HIV does not discriminate. It is not who you are but what you do that determines whether you are at risk of becoming infected with HIV.
---In the U.S., the epidemic has taken an especially heavy toll on some groups:
---More new HIV infections occur among young people ages 13 to 29 than any other age group.
---More than 25 percent of Americans living with HIV are women. In fact, women are at least twice as likely to contract HIV through vaginal sex with infected males than vice versa, because they are the receiving vessel that must be penetrated.
---More than half of all new HIV infections occur in gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), even though MSM represent only two percent of the U.S. male population.
---African Americans, who comprise only 14 percent of the population, account for almost half of all new HIV infections.
How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact?
---If you are sexually active, protect yourself against HIV by practicing safer sex. When used properly and consistently, condoms are close to 99 percent effective in preventing the transmission of HIV. But remember:
---Use protection each and every time you have sex and limit the number of sexual partners you have.
What is post-exposure prophylaxis?
---Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, is a course of antiretroviral drugs prescribed within 48 hours of exposure to HIV to protect against infection. PEP is not 100% effective, even when started soon after exposure, so it is vitally important to try to take every measure to prevent transmission in the first place
How can you limit your risk of getting HIV through sex, Or How To Stay Away?
---Abstain from sex (85% of the world population is engaged daily in it)
---Remain faithful in a relationship with an uninfected equally faithful partner with no other risk behaviour such as injecting drug use
---Use male or female condoms correctly each time you have sex.
How effective are condoms in preventing HIV?
---Male and female condoms are highly effective in protecting against sexual transmitted infections including HIV. They need to be used every time you have vaginal and anal penetration. In order to achieve the maximum protective effect condoms must be used correctly all the time. Incorrect use can lead to condom slippage or breakage, thus diminishing their protective effect.
---Use only latex condoms. A dental dam─a square of latex─is recommended for oral−genital and oral−anal sex.
---Use only water-based lubricants. Latex condoms are virtually useless when combined with oil- or petroleum-based lubricants such as Vaseline or hand lotion.
---Limit the use of alcohol or recreational drugs, which can impair judgment.
Is there a link between HIV and other sexually transmitted infections?
---Practicing safer sex will help you avoid other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can increase your risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV. HIV-positive individuals who are infected with another STI are more likely to transmit the virus through sex. And HIV-negative individuals who are infected with another STI are up to five times more likely to acquire HIV through sexual contact with an HIV-positive person
How Do You Get Aids... And How To Stay Away And Be Healthy? Now you have all that you need to know about H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. without all the fluff and confusion. Because this is your life that we are talking about, and since the world is shrinking fast, and people are connecting as neighbors from thousands of miles away, then you have to inform yourself as much as you possibly can about this deadly disease, to which there is no cure for. Also because you now realize that someone can live a thousand miles away, get on an airplane and come to your city within just a few hours, then he or she goes out that night to a local night club to party and meet someone there locally. After a few drinks, that person who is from out of town, and who is infected with the virus and not know it, now go to their hotel room with that local person to have a one night stand. And now that person gets infected after enjoying all the sexual pleasures in all forms. But a few months later that person is now carrying the virus of H.I.V. as well, and do not know it; and guess who you have just bumped into, and look real nice to you? You become friends, good friends, kissing friends, and now lovers... And now You are.... Get My Drift? So This Is why I had to share this with you Beloved, about How Do You Get Aids, so you can know what to do. Because Prevention Is The Key To Great And Perfect Health.... Your Health Advocate, James Dazouloute
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