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Facts And Myths On HIV Transmission

HIV is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Once it gets inside a person’s body, it attacks the immune system and causes it to weaken.

It is important that everyone is aware of the basic information about HIV so that they can appropriately protect themselves against it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of false information that is given out.

Here are the most common myths about HIV transmission:

HIV can be spread through:

– hugging
– shaking hands
– coughing
– kissing
– sharing bed sheets
– toilet seats
– mosquitoes
– using swimming pools


The real and accurate information on how HIV is transmitted is listed below.

HIV is transmitted through:

– unprotected oral, anal, and vaginal sex
– sharing syringes, needles, and other paraphernalia to inject drugs
– from an HIV-infected female to her infant before or during delivery
– breastfeeding
– using contaminated equipment for tattooing or body piercing

Testing for HIV promptly is very important to be able to manage the spread of the┬ávirus. Use STD Rapid Test Kits’ rapid HIV home test kit for fast and accurate HIV testing!

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