WHAT IS HIV and AIDS

WHAT IS HIV and AIDS

HIV means Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS

AIDS means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

This simply means that AIDS is gotten from a source and not inherited over a period of time,it also breaks down the human body defense system that fights off infections.

HOW IS HIV TRANSMITTED

• Unprotected sexual intercourse
• Mother to child transmission during pregnancy,labour and breast feeding
• Transfusion of blood and blood products
• Sharing of unsterilized sharp object

HIV IS PREVENTED THROUGH

• Abstinence
• Be faithful to an uninfected partner
• Avoid sharing of sharp unsterilized object

HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE HIV

The only way you will know that you have HIV is just by testing

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