HIV/AIDS / Causes of Infection

Epidemiological studies have shown that there are only three modes of transmission of HIV infection:-
  1. Through sexual intercourse: This includes-Heterosexual, Homosexual and Bisexual.
  2. Through Blood and Blood products : This includes-
    • Transfusion of unscreened/ contaminated blood.
    • Using contaminated needles and syringes.
    • Through contaminated instruments like razors (beware of using once used razors in barber shops) used in shaving or the needle used in ear piercing, tattooing etc.
  3. Vertical transmission: From infected mother to her foetus or infant before/ during/ or after delivery.
HIV AIDS treatment is not complicated, knowing what drugs you are taking, how they work against HIV, and why it is so important to take them as prescribed (on time, with or without food, etc.) can really help in the fight against HIV. HIV AIDS treatment is safer, if your treatment consists of toxic free, side-effect free medications. HIV AIDS treatment becomes more comfortable, if your treatment doesn’t ask for switching on to new drug combination because of drug resistance. HIV AIDS treatment is not complicated, knowing what drugs you are taking, how they work against HIV, and why it is so important to take them as prescribed (on time, with or without food, etc.) can really help in the fight against HIV. HIV AIDS treatment is safer, if your treatment consists of toxic free, side-effect free medications. HIV AIDS treatment becomes more comfortable, if your treatment doesn’t ask for switching on to new drug combination because of drug resistance.