World AIDS Vaccine Day: 40 million people have died due to AIDS so far! The whole world is waiting for the vaccine, save in 5 ways
Unprotected sex is a major reason for the spread of HIV infection.
To protect yourself from AIDS, you should keep getting your test done.
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2023: AIDS is counted among the most dangerous diseases. AIDS infection gradually damages the body’s immune system. This destroys the body’s ability to fight diseases. This condition is very dangerous and makes people sleep to death. AIDS disease is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It is colloquially called HIV AIDS. World AIDS Vaccine Day is celebrated every year on 18 May. The day is an occasion to thank the volunteers, medical profession and scientists who are working tirelessly to develop a safe and effective AIDS vaccine. It is also time to educate people about the importance of HIV vaccine research. Today we will tell you the shocking facts related to HIV AIDS and how to avoid it.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), HIV AIDS is one of the biggest health issues. Due to AIDS, more than 4.10 crore (40.1 million) people have died in the world so far. At the end of the year 2021, more than an estimated 3.84 crore (38.4 million) people were battling the problem of HIV AIDS. In the year 2021, 6.50 lakh people died due to HIV related causes and 15 lakh people got HIV. This figure may increase slightly than before. There is no cure for HIV infection and it can be controlled to some extent through treatment. At this time the world is in dire need of HIV AIDS vaccine. According to the experts, making a vaccine will go a long way in preventing it.
This is how HIV infection spreads
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIV can be spread to most people through unprotected sex and by using used syringes, blades or other injection equipment. HIV infection can also spread from person to person through blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluid, vaginal fluid and breast milk. If a pregnant woman is infected with HIV, then the child to be born can get infected. In most cases of HIV, symptoms are not visible and people need to get tested to detect it.
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5 ways to avoid HIV/AIDS
Use condom while having sex. Having sex with multiple people increases the risk of AIDS.
Get yourself and your partner tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). If positive, then get the right treatment.
Talk to your doctor about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This is the HIV prevention option that people at high risk should adopt.
Do not use syringe or blade used by any person. Doing this increases the risk of HIV.
It is very important to get yourself and your partner tested for HIV before having sex. Keep getting tests done from time to time.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2023, 10:14 IST