What is it?

A virus, HIV (Human Immuno-deficiency Virus), that can, by destroying the cells of the immune system, lead to AIDS which is also referred to as HIV symptomatic. It can be passed through blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk. There is no cure. Anti-retroviral drugs, as a part of combination therapy, can help manage infection.

How can you avoid it?

  • abstinence
  • never share needles for intravenous drug use
  • correct use of condoms each and every time