Saturday, December 04, 2010
EDUCATING FACTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS:
HIV is a virus that infects cells of the immune system. Without treatment, HIV is fatal. However WITH treatement people are living almost as long as those without the disease.
On average, people with HIV need to take medications twice daily. They also need to have lab work and see a specialist quarterly.
HIV is spread through sex, drug needles and birth.
HIV is blood borne, not air borne. HIV cannot be spread by saliva, tears, sweat, urine, or feces.
HIV is not spread through casual, household contact.
As of 2009 there were over 1 million people with HIV in America.
Children with HIV are perfectly safe to be around, hug, kiss, and share food and bathrooms with. For this reason, generally people with HIV are not required by law to tell ANYONE about their condition, including schools and even dentists.
Posted by missing africa at 7:31 AM