AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. If you have AIDS, your body’s immune system is weakened and less able to fight off infections.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. People can carry HIV for years without having any symptoms. They feel just fine! However, they can still pass HIV on to others. HIV is transmitted through blood, breast milk, semen and vaginal secretion. It is not transmitted through saliva.
Two of the most common ways to get infected with HIV are: Having unprotected sex with someone who is already infected, and sharing needles or works when shooting up.
You can not get infected by casual contact (such as shaking hands) with someone who has HIV or by sharing bed linen, eating utensils or food. If you would like more information or to arrange to have a presentation at your school or business please email or call us at 652-2437
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