Hello doctor can I get a deep theory about hiv aids. Coz many people says different stories about aids. I want to knw how it causes wat are preventive measures for this and how can it be cured and how it transfers. Plsss.
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HIV is transmitted through contact with the following bodily fluids:
How is HIV prevented?
HIV is an especially dangerous virus because it doesnât cause a lot of outward or noticeable symptoms until the disease has progressed. For this reason, itâs important to understand how HIV is transmitted and ways you can work to prevent transmission.
HIV can be transmitted by: having sex, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex
sharing needles, including tattoo needles, needles used for body piercing, and needles used for injecting drugs
coming in contact with body fluids, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk
HIV is not transmitted by:
breathing the same air as an infected person
getting bitten by a mosquito or other biting insect
hugging, holding hands with, kissing, or touching an infected person
touching a door handle or toilet seat an infected person has used
Keeping this in mind, some of the ways you can prevent HIV include:
refraining from oral, anal, or vaginal sex (known as the abstinence method)
always using a latex barrier, such as a condom, when you have oral, anal, or vaginal sex
never sharing needles with others
If youâve had unprotected sex or shared needles with anyone in the past, doctors usually recommend getting an HIV test at least once a year. Symptoms can take years to appear, which is why itâs so important to get tested regularly.
There is no cured but with right kind of treatment person can live healthy full life.
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