Frequently Asked Questions About HIV

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV


As people get to learn about HIV and AIDS, its transmission, its symptoms, prevention methods, and so on, a lot of questions arise. Some of the frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS and their answers are shown below. They will give you a better understanding of this subject and eliminate doubts.

No. there are numerous ways of contracting HIV. These ways include sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, sharing of sharp objects, home tattooing and body piercing, breastfeeding, organ transplant, and during childbirth. You will not get infected with the virus by hugging, kissing, sharing a bed with an infected person, sharing their clothes, and breathing the same air with them. You are safe to live with an infected person. These are not ways to contract the virus.

Being undetectable means that a person’s viral overload is very low that it cannot be detected. One can achieve this by using the antiretroviral medications. Being undetectable is important because it eliminates the chances of infecting your loved ones. Being undetectable will typically reduce transmission rates by 96%.

Yes. Vaginal secretions, as well as the semen host the virus and thus, can be transmitted to the health participant.Even so, the risks are not so high. To further reduce the risks, do not engage if you have open wounds.

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that leads to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. When the virus stays in the body causes severe effects and becomes full-blown, it leads to AIDS.

There are so many signs and symptoms that accompany the viral infection. They include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, night sweats, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea, herpes, skin rashes, confusion, joints and muscles ache, pneumonia, swollen and painful lymph nodes, and more. Even so, in as much as you may have most or all these signs and symptoms, you must get tested to be sure.

There are medications known as antiretroviral drugs that HIV and AIDS patients get prescribed. These medications do not cure, but they help the body fight the virus and thus improve the health of the person. They reduce the viral load and minimize transmissions.

When you are exposed to HIV, you must immediately visit an HIV center. At the center, you will be given an antiretroviral medication called PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). This medication will help to reduce the virus from taking root in your system significantly.

YES! This happens in a lot of cases. Studies show that less than two babies will have HIV contamination from the mother during pregnancy. Even so, the mother has to take antiretroviral drugs to reduce the viral load significantly.


This information is obtained from the internet. It is not the final say neither is it medical advice.

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