This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
By ThankGod Okoroji
Facts About HIV and AIDS
What is HIV What is AIDS Types of HIV How is HIV Contacted Symptoms of HIV and AIDS How can HIV and AIDS infection be prevented
What Is HIV
HIV is immunodeficiency virus, the pathogenic organism that causes AIDS. HIV is found in the body fluids (particularly blood, semen and vaginal secretions) of infected persons. It is believed that on average, people infected with HIV will develop Aids between 5-10 years after infection.
What Is AIDS
AIDS is acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a condition caused by HIV, which attacks the immune system and renders it unable to fight disease and infection
Types of HIV
There are two main strains of the HIV virus
HIV1: Time between infection and the onset of AIDS.
HIV2:The AIDS related illnesses.
How Is HIV Contacted
80% is gotten mainly through unprotected sexual intercourse Through transfusion of unsafe blood product that is HIV+ By infants of infected mothers during pregnancy and childbirth From unsterilized sharp objects e.g. needles,syringes,razor blades, circumcision instrument
Symptoms of HIV/AIDS
HIV has no symptoms in the early stages Persistent fever White coating on tongue Prolonged diarhoea/stooling Enlarged glands in neck, groin and armpit Persistent cough Skin infections Unexplained weight loss lasting at least one month
How can HIV and AIDS infection be prevented
Abstinence Keep one, faithful sexual partner and remain faithful to him or her. Use latex condoms. Avoid sharing needles or using any skin piercing instruments that has not been sterilized.
Advice for HIV infected people
Infected person must live a positive life. Avoid passing the to other through sexual. Eat nourishing food. Get plenty of rest Should live in a clean environment.