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            Does anybody have an intimate relationship? Has anyone of you ever thought about AIDS before having sex without protection? AIDS is a word, which meant punishment for all those who didn't obey certain rules of normal sexual behavior. But today it means punishment for those who are having sexual intercourse without protection.
             AIDS is abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. A result of human immune-deficiency-virus (HIV) that makes the immune system less able to fight infection. The time between infection to becoming symptomatic with a disease is called incubation period. The incubation period is long as eleven years. The cause of that is in all cases pneumonia cancer or infection with bacteria and viruses.
             Routes of transmission.
             The chart represents primary routes of transmission of the AIDS virus. The largest single group is still male to male sexual contact (at 53%), the second largest transmission groups are those who use injected drugs (25%), male to female sexual contact (7%), transfusion with blood products (2%) and unknown risk (6%).
             How is AIDS transmitted.
             HIV is spread by sexual contact with an infected person, by needle-sharing among injecting drug users, or, less commonly, through transfusions of infected blood. Babies born to HIV-infected women may become infected before or during birth, through breast-feeding after birth. Some people fear that HIV might be transmitted in other ways; however no scientific prove has been found. If HIV were being transmitted through other routes, for example, through air or insects, the pattern of reported AIDS cases would be much different from what has been observed.
             Since HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host, except under laboratory conditions, it does not spread or maintain infectious outside its host.
             You can't get AIDS from:.
             casual contact such as touching or holding hands;.
             shared use of dishes;.
             public toilets drinking fountains;.

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