Burning Issues/FAQs Understanding HIV/AIDS and Its Treatment
What is HIV & AIDS?
HIV and AIDS
H I V stands for “Human Immunodeficiency Virus” .HIV is a virus that infects the blood and weakens your immune system thus damaging your ability to fight diseases.
AIDS stands for “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome”.
AIDS is the disease caused by HIV. People with AIDS lose their ability to fight germs that can make them sick.
What are the modes of Spread of HIV?
HIV is passed through body fluid from one person to another.
The modes of transmission are:-
1. Through direct contact with infected blood or body fluids.
- Blood transfusion.
- Drug users especially those that are injected into the body via a syringe.
- Sharing shaving kits.