35 million people suffering from AIDS, what is the only way to avoid it?


World AIDS Day is celebrating every year on 1st December to make people aware of the causes and prevention of AIDS. According to the World Health Organization, around 35 million people worldwide suffer from HIV. Only 62% of these people get timely treatment. Let us tell you how AIDS is spread and what is the only way to prevent it or avoid it.

What causes AIDS?

  • HIV+ is caused by unprotected physical relationships.
  • If used HIV injection also used in the body of another patient, then this disease can also occur on to that patient.
  • Blood transfusion of a person suffering from this disease to another person can cause HIV.
  • If a pregnant woman has HIV, this virus can also come in the child born from it. Breastfeeding a child by a mother with HIV also spread HIV.
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Symptoms of HIV

It is a disease in which there are no symptoms in the initial days. A person remains healthy just like normal days. Its symptoms occur after a few years, which are as follows:

  • Fever
  • Feeling tired of body regularly.
  • Dry cough
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Recurring night sweats
  • Shortness of breath

Any vaccines is present for HIV?

Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent or treat HIV. Vaccines are being developed for the eradication of HIV, and they are in various stages of clinical trials, but none have been proven effective at present.

But people living with HIV can benefit from other vaccines to prevent HIV-related diseases, such as:

  • herpes
  • pneumonia
  • meningitis
  • influenza
  • hepatitis A and B


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