There has been a lot of effort to spread HIV awareness around the world, but it seems to be a very difficult challenge to stop this infection.

A study recently revealed that more than 35 million men and women today are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, with half of them not aware that they are positive with it. This problem definitely is a big concern, most especially because HIV can easily be transmitted from one person to another through sex, exposure to contaminated blood, mother to baby, and so on.

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Every year, about 2.3 million people get infected with HIV, and more than 1.5 million die from AIDS. These numbers are really alarming. What adds to the concern is the fact that up to now, there is no cure for AIDS.

HIV is an asymptomatic illness, meaning it does not always trigger signs and symptoms. Sometimes, it takes months or even years to have noticeable indicators. For that reason, a lot of people live with HIV without knowing that they have it. And, as a result of that, the virus continues to spread and afflict more.

Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS is quite hard. What we can do now is help spread awareness about it so that people have the right information on what it really is, what it can do, how it can be detected, how it can be managed, and how it can be prevented.

If you want to protect yourself and your partner against HIV/AIDS, you have to get tested for HIV/AIDS using a certified rapid HIV test kit from STD Rapid Test Kits. In just 15 minutes, you can get highly accurate test results.