Every December 1st is Internationally Celebrated as World AIDS DAY, This ay is set aside to create more awareness about the virus .
HIV can only be passed on from person to person if infected body fluids (such as blood, Fluid, vaginal or anal secretions and breast milk) get into your bloodstream
The five main ways HIV can be transfered are:
•From mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding
•Injecting drugs with a needle that has infected blood in it
•Infected blood donations or organ transplants
•Sharing of Sharp unsterilized objects.
You cannot get HIV from…
√Someone who doesn’t have HIV(You can only get HIV from someone who is already infected with HIV.)√
√Touching someone who has HIV(HIV can’t survive outside of the body so you won’t get HIV from touching someone, hugging them or shaking their hand.)
√Sweat, tears, urine or faeces of someone who has HIV(There is no HIV in an infected person’s sweat, tears, urine or faeces.)
√Mutual masturbation(Mutual masturbation, fingering and hand-jobs are all safe from HIV. However, if you use intimacy gadgets make sure you use a new condom on them when switching between partners.)
√Insects (You cannot get HIV from insects. When an insect (such as a mosquito) bites you it sucks your blood – it does not inject the blood of the last person it bit.)
√Air (HIV cannot survive in the air so coughing, sneezing or spitting cannot transmit HIV.)
√Water (HIV can’t survive in water, so you won’t get HIV from swimming pools, baths, shower areas or from drinking water.)
√Toilet seats, tables, door handles, cutlery, sharing towels(HIV doesn’t survive on surfaces, so you can’t get HIV from any of these.)
√Used condoms (HIV can only survive for a really short amount of time outside of the body. Even if the condom had sperm from an HIV-positive person in it, the HIV would be dead.)
√Kissing (There is such a small amount of HIV in the saliva of an infected person that HIV can’t be passed on from kissing. There is only a risk if you both have large open sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged).
√MouthAction (As with kissing, the risk of HIV from MouthAction is so small unless you or your partner have large open sores on the genital area or bleeding gums/sores in your mouth. Always use a condom or dental dam to eliminate the risk.)
Go get yourself tested and live a Healthy Lifestyle.(HIV Testing & Drugs are Free)