Sunday, 9 September 2012

Aids council Malaysia-red ribbon-


Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus damages the CD4 cells, which are part of our immune system. As a result the immune system becomes weakened over time. HIV infected people then become ill because without a properly functioning immune system, the body cannot fight off diseases.

    Understanding of how HIV can and cannot be spread lies at the core of HIV prevention effort. Remember that the most common ways that HIV is spread are:
  • Having unprotected sex (sex without a condom) with someone who has HIV.
  • Sharing a needle to inject drugs with someone who has HIV.
  • Transmission from an infected mother to her baby at birth.
  • From a blood transfusion.

    Ways you did NOT get (and no one else can get) HIV:
  • Just working with or being around some one who has HIV
  • Being stung or bitten by an insect
  • Sitting on toilet seats
  • Doing everyday things like sharing a meal.
You can help us to spread the right informations about HIV and AIDS, because right informations will serve to diffuse stigma and discrimination agains people living with HIV.


For further information, please contact us at
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation
No 12, Jalan 13/48A
The Boulevard Shop Office, off Jalan Sentul
51000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 4045 1033
Fax: 03 4042 6133
Email: and

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