HIV and AIDSAcquired 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.
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