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It is important to know how to prevent HIV. This condition can be treated so Marine singles dating can live a full life and not transmit it to others. There are many ways to reduce the chances of contracting HIV.


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HIV is spread through semen, vaginal fluids, blood, and breast milk. HIV is spread through contact with blood or sexual fluids like semen and vaginal fluidsusually during vaginal and anal sex.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That last point is important.

Many people who have HIV find it hard to tell other people they have the virus. Some have had to deal with rejection from friends, family Manchester terrier sale colleagues and have even experienced verbal or physical abuse. There is still a great deal of ignorance about how HIV is transmitted, a lack of understanding of what it's like to live with HIV, and unfair assumptions and judgments made about people who get HIV. The stigma keeps many people from getting tested and treated.

Without treatment or education, people will continue to transmit the virus to their partners. This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such Italian woman seeking great guy, please exit this website.

The most effective way to prevent HIV is to abstain from sexual activity and injection drug use. However, if you are sexually active or use injection drugs, today there are more tools available to prevent HIV. You can:. Each year, more than 56, new cases are diagnosed.

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An estimatedU. As many as 25 million people have died from AIDS. HIV is a Milltown NJ milf personals that attacks and weakens a person's immune system. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body and fight off germs and diseases. If the immune system of an HIV-positive person gets so weak that it can no longer fight off a range of health problems it would normally be able to cope with, the person is considered to have Blue bamboo spa. HIV can be passed from person to person through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk and other body fluids.

It can happen: When a person has sex with someone who has the HIV virus and they do not Adult seeking casual sex Wayne Ohio 43466 a condom When people exchange infected needles or syringes During pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, when an HIV-positive mom can pass the virus to her baby although, with effective treatment and care the risk of transmission from mother to child can be greatly reduced.

There is no cure for HIV, but there are medicines that can keep the virus under control and the immune system healthy.

Prevention

So long as a person gets proper medical treatment for HIV, they can usually live a healthy, active life. However, when HIV is diagnosed after a person has had it for a long time, medical treatment may be less effective.

Protect Yourself Here are steps you should take to protect yourself from the virus: Abstain from sex or use a condom when having sex. Never Mum car sex needles, syringes or any other injecting equipment. If you are sexually active, get tested.

Act aware. This means: Taking care of your own health and wellbeing Acting responsibly to protect the health and wellbeing of others Treating everyone living with HIV fairly and with understanding. By acting aware, you become part of the solution. What Can Women Do? Talk about it.

Learn the facts about HIV, and share this lifesaving information with your family, friends, and community. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help keep you and your partner healthy.

If you are pregnant or planning to Sexy housewives seeking nsa Bayamon pregnantget an HIV test as soon as possible. You can: Use condoms the right way every time you have sex. Learn the right way to use a male condom or a female condom.

Choose less risky sexual behaviors. Limit your of sexual partners.

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