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HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS By Colleen Gruszecki

The Reality :

The Reality HIV is currently the most rampant and devastating s exually transmitted disease Worldwide.

What is HIV And AIDS? :

What is HIV And AIDS? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency V irus An infection which can cause AIDS o r Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome , in which the virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulnerable to a variety of life-threatening infections and cancers.

Means of transmitting HIV:

Means of transmitting HIV Through sexual contact- like oral , vaginal, or anal sex Through blood - via blood transfusions or needle sharing From mother to child -- a pregnant woman can transmit the virus to her fetus through their shared blood circulation, or a nursing mother can transmit it to her baby in her breast milk

However HIV is not transmitted through :

However HIV is not transmitted through Casual contact such as hugging Mosquitoes Participation in sports Touching items that were touched by a person infected with the virus

Statistics :

Statistics Currently 34 million people are reported to be infected with HIV or suffering from the effects of AIDS

To be put into perspective… :

To be put into perspective … that would be the same as is the entire population of Manhattan was infected

22 times over. :

22 times over.

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Abstinence still remains the best means of protection But condoms (safe sex) and needle exchange programs are safe secondary options

Don’t be a fool, wrap your tool :

Don’t be a fool, wrap your tool

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