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Added on : 2019-12-01 19:03:59

Worlds AIDS Day 2019: Top Facts About HIV/AIDS You Must Know

Every year, December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day. This day is looked at as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite for fighting against HIV and to commemorate those who have lost their lives from AIDS-related illness.

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World AIDS day was founded in 1988 and was the first ever global health day.

World AIDS Day: What you should know

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus which causes damage to the immune system. The immune system is responsible for helping the body fight infections. If HIV goes untreated, it can kill CD4 cells, a kind of immune cells. The more number of CD4 cells HIV kills, the more you are at risk of getting different types of infections.

HIV can only be transmitted through exchange of bodily fluids from infected people such as such as blood, breast milk, semen and vaginal secretions.

Furthermore, HIV is not spread by:

  1. Air or water
  2. Saliva, tears, or sweat of a person which is not mixed with the blood of an HIV positive patient
  3. Shaking hands; hugging; sharing toilets; sharing dishes, silverware, or drinking glasses; or engaging in closed-mouth or “social” kissing a person with HIV
  4. Drinking fountains
  5. Other sexual activities like touching that don’t involve exchange of bodily fluids.
  6. Individuals cannot become infected through sharing personal objects, food or water.
  7. One cannot get HIV from someone who has an undetectable viral load.

World AIDS Day: Signs and symptoms you must know:

During the first few weeks after initial infection, an HIV positive person will experience flu-like symptoms like:

  1. Fever
  2. Headaches
  3. Rashes
  4. Sore throat

As the infection progresses, the immune system weakens and causes the following symptoms

  1. Swollen lymph nodes
  2. Fever
  3. Unintentional weight loss
  4. Cough

HIV does not get transmitted through

  1. Kissing
  2. Hugging
  3. Shaking hands
  4. Sharing personal objects
  5. Sharing food or water

Worlds AIDS Day 2019: Top Facts About HIV/AIDS You Must Know

Every year, December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day. This day is looked at as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite for fighting against HIV and to commemorate those who have lost their lives from AIDS-related illness.

Found:

World AIDS day was founded in 1988 and was the first ever global health day.

World AIDS Day: What you should know

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus which causes damage to the immune system. The immune system is responsible for helping the body fight infections. If HIV goes untreated, it can kill CD4 cells, a kind of immune cells. The more number of CD4 cells HIV kills, the more you are at risk of getting different types of infections.

HIV can only be transmitted through exchange of bodily fluids from infected people such as such as blood, breast milk, semen and vaginal secretions.

Furthermore, HIV is not spread by:

  1. Air or water
  2. Saliva, tears, or sweat of a person which is not mixed with the blood of an HIV positive patient
  3. Shaking hands; hugging; sharing toilets; sharing dishes, silverware, or drinking glasses; or engaging in closed-mouth or “social” kissing a person with HIV
  4. Drinking fountains
  5. Other sexual activities like touching that don’t involve exchange of bodily fluids.
  6. Individuals cannot become infected through sharing personal objects, food or water.
  7. One cannot get HIV from someone who has an undetectable viral load.

World AIDS Day: Signs and symptoms you must know:

During the first few weeks after initial infection, an HIV positive person will experience flu-like symptoms like:

  1. Fever
  2. Headaches
  3. Rashes
  4. Sore throat

As the infection progresses, the immune system weakens and causes the following symptoms

  1. Swollen lymph nodes
  2. Fever
  3. Unintentional weight loss
  4. Cough

HIV does not get transmitted through

  1. Kissing
  2. Hugging
  3. Shaking hands
  4. Sharing personal objects
  5. Sharing food or water

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