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AIDS: The Definition and Prevention

AIDS: The Definition and Prevention

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or commonly called AIDS is a life-threatening condition that happens when the body’s immune system is compromised. This chronic condition is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV. Though it does not pose harm in itself, the body’s weakened defenses leave it vulnerable to infection and disease.

There are different ways the virus is transmitted— contact with infected blood, consumption of breast milk, and sexual activities. The last on the list, which is the more commonly referred cause of it, makes it difficult to ask for help. Despite HIV Communities seeking out patients, the stigma and misconception remain.

AIDS has no cure. Despite the medications slowing the progression of the disease, it persists to be a health concern. It is therefore critical to prevent the transmission firsthand.

Using condoms during every sex is highly recommended. Needles used during medication or inking must be sterile. Getting tested can be discreet and should be regularly scheduled.

When you or someone close to your heart needs support, there is a Community Outreach Program in the Washington Metropolitan area that you can call.

Progressive Alliance For The Targeted Health stays true to our mission as a Non-profit Organization. We are here to improve health among the most vulnerable members of our society.

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