Monday, December 1, 2008

Facts about HIV/AIDS

HIV/ AIDS spreads due to
* Unprotected sexual intercourse. This is the commonest mode of transmission.
* HIV positive mother to child during pregnancy, child birth and breast-feeding.
* Receiving blood transfusion of HIV positive blood.
* Sharing or using infected needles, blades and syringes.

HIV/ AIDS does not spread due to
** Touching, shaking hands, hugging or using the same toilets.
** Sneezing, coughing or eating from the same plate.
** Living in the same house, working together or socializing.
** Mosquito, dog or cat bites.
** Toilet seats

1 comment:

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