There is an international programme to promote awareness about AIDS / HIV and is known as Joint United Nations Programme ( UNAIDS ) .It came into effect 1996 and came into action with the purpose to promote awareness regarding its chronic effects worldwide. Today , On world AIDS Day 2018 , we are going to discus about various symptoms about this deadly infections and also how to prevent it /Moreover , we are proving here the list of various facts and myths related to AIDS .
This is one of the most celebrated day in medical science and is observed annually all over the globe on 1st of December to raise the public awareness about AIDS .We all know that AIDS is a killer disease that occurs because of infection of HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus). All the government organizations, Non profitable organizations and various health related sector participate in AIDS campaigns on World AIDS day .
There are number of facts and myths about AIDS .We are going to share some of the myths related HIV transmission .Below is the picture showing that we are safer than we think .AIDS is not a communicable infection that get transferred from one person to another just by simple physical contact .
We don’t get AIDS from patient when we
- Hug someone living with AIDS
- HIV do not pass from one person to other by kissing .
- It do not get transferred by hugging other person or shaking hand with someone .
- Nothing happens by sharing food .
- We don’t get AIDS by insect bites .It is because of the facts that when an insect bites you it sucks your blood – it does not inject the blood of the last person it bit.
- If someone is sharing the same toilet seat with infected person , we are safe though.
- Sharing same bathroom doesn’t transfer HIV
- AIDS doesn’t get transferred from a patient by sneezing , coughing and sweat .
- One won’t get HIV from swimming pools, shower areas, washing clothes or from drinking water.
Facts about HIV Transmission
After giving a list of some of the most common myths about AIDS , we have the list of facts related to AIDS that are helpful in spreading awareness about AIDS and to prevent its spread.
- The only way HIV passes from one person to other is by transfer of infected body fluids from person to person. These infected body fluids includes blood, semen, vaginal or anal secretions and breast milk .
- The various ways of transfer of infected fluids include unprotected sex , infected blood donations , injecting drugs with infected needle .
- HIV transmission takes place from mother to child in number of ways such as during pregnancy , childbirth or breastfeeding .
- Tattoos and piercings Getting HIV while piercing depends upon whether the new needle or the same needle is used. There is also a risk if needle is not sterilized afterwards. However, most practitioners use new needles for each new client.