What is HIV?
HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and is also transmitted by blood and body fluids.
Stages of HIV...
The three stages of HIV infection are 1. Acute HIV infection 2. Chronic HIV infection 3. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
How can HIV be transmitted?
HIV can only be transmitted from an infected person to another through direct contact of bodily fluids such as... - blood - semen - vaginal secretions - breast milk
HIV can also be transmitted by:
- Sexual contact - Injection Drug Use - Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding - Occupational Exposure
How is it spread?
- Having sex with someone who has an HIV in general... - Having multiple sex partners or having sexually transmitted infections can increase the risk of HIV infection through sex - Sharing needles syringes, rinse water, or other equipment used o prepare injection drugs with someone who has