General Information on HIV/AIDS You Should Know
MODE OF TRANSMISSION
Generally, a number of ways involve in transmission of HIV. From one person to another, one can transmit the AIDS virus through Sexual Contact, Mother–to-Child, Blood and blood products (e.g. amongst Intravenous Drug Users).
What are the Signs and Symptoms of HIV?
- Severe flu like illness
- Diarrhoeal illness
- Swollen lymph glands
Since this looks like many of the viral infections, people often avoid going to the doctor and get a HIV test. Instead, they treat themselves with some home remedies and get through this symptomatic stage.
When you do not get tested, the HIV virus slowly replicates in your body. For the virus to cause infection, it has to stay for 2 – 10 years in your body while disintegrating your immune system. This stage normally has no signs or symptoms and we therefore call it asymptomatic stage.
Now, let us focus on the most common way of HIV transmission which is: