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How HIV is transmitted

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By Dr Yuvraj Monga

HIV has undeniably developed into the most feared health disease after cancer. Millions of people all over the world become victim to this disease annually. Though it is not likely to control the incidence of cancer, it is surely possible to obstruct the rapid spread of HIV in our society. Though, the efforts to control the spread of HIV are over and over again let down due to lack of adequate facts concerning the transmission of virus and ignorance.

A lot of people still do not know how HIV is transmitted. Knowing the ABCs helps you evade becoming HIV-positive. If you are HIV-positive, these essential things will aid you avoid exposing someone else to HIV.

The transmission of HIV can be averted! There are practices to evade, or reduce, interaction with body fluids that transmit HIV. HIV is transmitted from one person to another in the following ways:

✦From an infested mother to her baby at the time of pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding

✦Wound caused by infested needle stick

✦Infested blood transfusion

✦Sharing food with an infected person

✦ Man-to-man sexual interaction

✦ Man-to-woman sexual interaction

✦Interaction between injuries, blood or body fluids

✦Give-and-take of blood while kissing an infected person having bleeding gums

Think of HIV transmission possibility is always high whenever you make a fuss of an unprotected sex with a strange partner or one with an unidentified virus-related load. Therefore, always take proper care and safety measures because HIV is a deadly disease and you cannot meet the expense of risk your life due to complete unawareness or carelessness. A little ignorance can lead your life to the end, so it is better to adopt healthy lifestyle and aware yourself from all the symptoms that may take you in the path of HIV positive.

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