What causes AIDS?
AIDS is caused by a virus called
HIV.When HIV enters the blood streams a person may become infected with
it.When this happens,a person is said to be HIV positive meaning that the
presence of the virus has been detected within the body. A person with
HIV does not necessarily have AIDS. AIDS is the result of HIV infection,
but many people with HIV positive are still healthy and have none of the
health problems associated with AIDS.
There are many ways of contracting AIDS and here are some of the most
common ways of contacting :
The most common way of contracting AIDS is through sexual intercourse.
Using a needle with infected blood (mainly used for drugs)
Having any contact with infected blood or body fluids.
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