AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is a disease that is transmitted in many different ways.
- A pregnant female who has the infection can pass it on to her baby while being pregnant through the food nutrients and blood exchanged between them.
- A person who engages in unprotected sexual activities is also more likely to contract it. Those that do reckless and irresponsible sexual acts with random strangers are also at risk.
- Fluid transmission from one person to another through blood transfusion, semen, breast milk, and vaginal fluid can also transmit AIDS.
Every year, about three million people are reported to have contracted AIDS. That is the reason why AIDS is considered a pandemic.
It is important for people to undergo HIV testing to detect the virus before it progresses to AIDS.
As of the moment, there is no treatment solution that can cure AIDS or HIV completely. Today’s treatment meds can only slow down the rate of the spread of infection. The antiretroviral treatment impedes the spread of the virus to prolong the lifespan of the patient. The treatment drugs and meds for AIDS are available wordlwide, but they are quite costly.
Many research, studies, and experiments are still being conducted to find a cure for AIDS.