Explanation Of HIV and AIDS

HIV is a virus that destroys and attacks our immune system so we can not survive the conditions that strike our bodies. When our immune system is damaged or weak, then we will be attacked by various diseases around us such as tuberculosis, diarrhoea, skin diseases, etc. If you want to check your condition, you can visit HIV PEP Clinic Singapore. A collection of symptoms of a disease that affects our body is what AIDS is called:

A = Acquired (obtained)
I = Immune (immune)
D = Deficiency
S = Syndrome (symptoms)

HIV can only live in body fluids such as:

– Blood
– Vaginal fluid
– Sperm fluid
– Breast milk

The transmission can occur through:

– Having sex with people living with HIV / AIDS, having sex with multiple partners and not using protective equipment (condoms)

– Contact blood/wound and blood transfusion that has been contaminated with HIV virus

– Use of needles or needles pierced jointly or alternately with people infected with HIV

– From HIV-infected mothers to the babies they conceive.

HIV is not transmitted through:

– Mosquito bite
– Shake hands
– Kissing
– Cuddle
– Eating together
– Live at home

How to know if someone has been infected with HIV or AIDS? Until three or six months after the entry of the HIV virus, not necessarily the virus can be found in the body because it is hidden. The period can not see the virus is called the Window period. Although not yet visible, people who have been infected with HIV can pass it on to others. After six months the virus usually begins to be discovered/seen if the person is undergoing a blood test. There is no other way to find a virus other than through a blood test. If it has been found, then the person is called HIV positive. At this time, he can still live normally and do all the activities as usual. This HIV positive period can be up to 10 years if the immune system is strong. However, if the immune system is weak then the person can be quickly attacked by various other diseases.