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prevention of AIDS Knowledge Base

AIDS is caused by the HIV virus, a chronic infectious disease, medicine full-called "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome" (in English abbreviation AIDS). This virus primarily directed against the human immune system, when the immune system after the virus destroyed the human body due to loss of immunity and infection of other diseases.

AIDS three conditions:

● There are gaps in the skin or mucous membranes;

● body fluids with a virus exchange (of adequate quantity and concentration);

● through specific routes of transmission.

HIV transmission three ways:

Of blood-borne: sell blood, an operation input to standard blood products, injecting drug users sharing syringes and so on.

Sexual transmission: unsafe sex is the most important route of transmission. If so, sexually transmitted diseases, risk of infection will increase.

Mother to child transmission: If the mother is infected, her child born 1 / 3 chance of infection.


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