Caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV is one of the most notorious sexually transmitted diseases today. It has already stricken millions of people around the world, and you could become one of them if you fail to observe the appropriate precautions to prevent this infection.
How you can get infected with HIV
There are certain activities that make one more likely to get infected with HIV, and here they are:
1. Getting tattoos, especially if the equipment used is not sanitized and sterilized properly, may increase the chances of you contracting HIV/AIDS.
2. Engaging in unprotected sex with other people can raise the possibilities of you getting HIV. Whether you have unprotected anal, vaginal, or oral sex, if there is an exchange of bodily fluids involved between you and the other sex partner who may have HIV, there is a high chance that they can transmit the infection to you.
3. If you work in the medical field, you are prone to accidents that may expose you to HIV. For example, if you accidentally prick your finger with a needle that is contaminated with the virus, you might get the infection. So, always wear the appropriate protection and gear when at work.
4. If you are about to receive a blood transfusion or organ transplant, make sure to do it in a reputable medical facility that has tested and evaluated the blood or organ to be free from HIV.
HIV can bring serious harm and danger to anyone if not detected right away, so test for HIV using rapid HIV test kits!