Anybody can get HIV. 36.9 million (31.1–43.9 million) people were living with HIV at the end of 2017. HIV can be transmitted when a bodily fluid with the virus comes into contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue, or is directly injected into the bloodstream, of another person.
These FLUIDS memos: blood, semen, pre-ejaculate, rectal fluid. vaginal flurd and breast milk. Remember, assuming someone is HIV negative in not the best prevention strategy, but there are many other useful strategies – before, during or after exposure to the virus.
HIV and mortality
HIV and AIDS: Whats the difference?
- HIV – HIV is the virus that causes HIV infection. HIV damages the immune system by killing CD4 cells
- CD4 Cells – CD4 cells are part of the immune system. HIV attacks and kills CD4 cells. Loss of CD4 cells makes it hard for the body to fight off infections.
- AIDS – AIDS is the last stage of HIV infection. As HIV infection advances to AIDS, the amount of HIV in the body increases and the number of CD4 cells decreases. HIV medicines can stop HIV infection from progressing to AIDS, Without HIV medicines, HIV advances to AIDS in about 10-12 years.
Statistics by WHO: Is it real to end AIDS by 2030?
HIV diagnoses by Race/ethnicity
HIV by regions
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