Knowing Different Methods of HIV Transmission and Avoiding Them

The spread of HIV to the outside of the human body is due to the diffusion of fluids coming from the body such as blood or semen. Being so, this virus is transmitted via sexual intercourse, which would combine even oral and anal sex. Another danger of transmitting HIV is that it is also possible while sharing needles in injecting illegal drugs. Furthermore, HIV can also be transferred by the mother to their unborn baby. But these days, there are drugs and medications existing in which this risk can be decreed. And HIV can also be transmitted through blood transfusions.

HIV and other viruses related with AIDS are usually transmitted via the direct contact of the bloodstream or mucous membrane with any bodily fluid containing HIV such as semen, vaginal fluid, blood, breast milk and pre-seminal fluid. HIV transmission may appear in the forms of oral, anal and vaginal sex, contaminated hypodermic needles, blood transfusion, fluid exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

There are preventive measures available for people who test negative for HIV. It is significant to understand all of the necessary details relating to HIV and its methods for transmission from person to person. You should also know about the diverse symptoms associated with AIDS. Another is the building of public awareness of HIV and AIDS by using educational programs. Having sex with a stranger can be very dangerous; make sure that your partner is negative for HIV. Then one should never have unprotected sex; using condoms are a must as latex condoms are generally more useful than polyurethane made condoms; HIV may also be passed on through the use of sharp instruments infected with the virus such as needles and syringes. Therefore, it is always a good idea to use new and sterilized syringes when injecting drugs, plus new blades should be used when shaving. And blood transfusion is also another mode of transmission for the virus, so it is better to use blood that has already been screened and has tested negative for STIs such as HIV.

There are also preventive measures that are available for those who are infected with HIV. The best method for prevention is total abstinence from sex; Following safe sex methods and practices like the usage of condoms and the avoidance of doing any forms of anal and oral intervention. Sexual devices that have been used by people who are HIV positive should not be used by other people. Doing this, one can help prevent the further spread of the disease. Also, you should never share your syringes, needles, toothbrushes, razors or any other sharp objects with other people as these things can become a possible source of transmission; keep in mind that an a person that is HIV positive should never donate any of their organs – even blood – because such a donation can possibly cause the spread of the disease to others. And if the person with whom the HIV-positive person had sex with is pregnant, it is prudent to tell her the truth about your condition. In addition, early treatment and diagnosis can help prevent the spread of the disease within the woman as well as in the child.

Always remember to get frequent and regular STD check-ups at STD testing sites to know if you have the disease or not. Early detection and preventing it from spreading are the best ways to halt the growth of this disease.

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Fatima Cruz

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