Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The illness makes it more likely to get infections and tumor. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease progresses.
HIV is transmitted by anal, vaginal and oral sex, blood transfusion, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It can be transmitted by any contact with an infected person’s bodily fluid that contains the AIDS virus in it. Body fluids are identified as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, seminal fluid, , and breast mild.
In 2009, the World Health Organizaton (WHO) estimated that there are 33.4 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS, with 2.7 million new HIV infections per year and 2.0 million annual deaths due to AIDS.
First case os AIDS in America was June 1981. From 1981 to 2001 -- 1.4 MILLION persons in United States were infected with HIV. Unprotected sex with ANYONE is risking getting a sexually transmitted disease. Only barrier protection such as condoms provide protection from HIV infection and there is NO PREVENTIVE medication available for HIV infection. There is a new promising risk-lowering medication being released this year, 2012. Know your partner well enough to discuss sex history and get tested for HIV.
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