HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system and can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV can be transmitted in several ways:
Unprotected sexual contact: HIV can be transmitted through unprotected vaginal, cross with an infected person. This is the most common mode of transmission.
Sharing needles or syringes: HIV can be transmitted through the sharing of needles or syringes contaminated with infected blood, such as those used for injecting drugs, steroids, or tattoos.
From mother to child: HIV can be transmitted from an infected mother to her child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
Blood transfusions or organ transplants: While rare, HIV can be transmitted through blood transfusions or organ transplants if the donor is infected.
It's important to note that HIV cannot be transmitted through casual contact such as hugging, kissing, sharing utensils, or using public restrooms. HIV is not spread through mosquito bites or saliva, and it cannot be contracted from donating blood.
The best way to prevent HIV transmission is to practice safe sex by using condoms, not sharing needles or syringes, and getting tested regularly for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If you are living with HIV, it's important to seek medical care and follow your treatment plan to manage the virus and reduce the risk of transmission to others.
No, you can not contract HIV by urination.
The difference between HIV and AIDS is that HIV is the virus that causes the disease AIDS. You can be a carrier of the HIV virus and not contract the disease but you can infect others.
No, feathers do not carry the HIV virus.
A person with any blood type can get HIV or AIDS. There is no blood type that prevents getting HIV.
Yes, of course. You can contract AIDS from anyone that is carrying the HIV virus.
Trichomoniasis can't turn into AIDS. AIDS is caused by infection with HIV. Trich can cause inflammation that makes it easier to contract HIV if you have sex with an infected person.
There is a possibility for gay 14 year old children to contract HIV/AIDS, ONLY if he/she has been engaging in sexual activities with another person with HIV/AIDS. There is also an equal likelihood for a straight person to contract AIDS - it is not your sexuality that determines whether you are prone to diseases or not!
Mary Fisher contracted HIV/AIDS through her second husband, Brian Campbell.
The only way to know if you have HIV is a blood test.
People contract HIV first. In time, they will develop AIDS-related diseases such as Kaposi's sarcoma or PCP (pneumocistis carinii pneumonia). Once they have AIDS-related diseases, they are typically diagnosed as having AIDS.
By having sexual intercourse without protection. People can get AIDS by sexual intercourse or even open wound to open wound with a person who has AIDS. That being one of the reasons why doctors do not reuse needles and wear gloves. Other reasons are for their own safety and the patients safety. Blood is normally tested when donating or receiving blood but you can contract AIDS from the transfer of blood. AIDS is also the progressed stage of HIV. Not everyone that has HIV progresses to AIDS though (being the reason for the term "HIV/AIDS"). So it is possible to contract HIV then it to progress to AIDS.
You can not enlist in to the military with HIV/AIDS, however if with serving you contract the disease you should be given the option to either stay in or get out.