Tips Healthy - Prevention, Risk Factors, and HIV Transmission Facts

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Tips Healthy - Prevention, Risk Factors, and HIV Transmission Facts
Tips Healthy - Prevention, Risk Factors, and HIV Transmission Facts - HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 55,000 people in the U.S. are infected with HIV each year.

Conditions Not Contagious

The HIV virus can not survive outside the human body for a long time.

Therefore, HIV is not transmitted through activities such as hugging or touching items an infected person.

Moreover, contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes can not transmit HIV from an infected person to a healthy person who is not infected.

transmission

HIV is found in body fluids of infected people, such as blood, semen, and breast milk.

The most common mode of transmission is through s'xual activity, including oral s'x and kissing mouth in a long time, from mother to child, or through injecting drug use were not sterile.

Risk Factors

Person's risk of HIV infection increases if ever share needles, have unprotected s'x, had s'x with men who have had s'x with another person, or received a blood transfusion before 1985.

prevention

HIV transmission can be prevented by not injecting drug use and s'x using a condom every time.

ABC concept

ABC concept has been developed to prevent HIV / AIDS, namely:

Abstinence (Avoid), the most effective method of prevention by avoiding s'xual intercourse and high-risk behaviors.

Be Faithful (Faithful), multiple s'xual partners increases the risk of HIV infection.

Condoms (Using Condoms), s'xual intercourse with protection to prevent the transmission of diseases, including HIV.