AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a syndrome in which humans are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, resulting in immune deficiency, leading to a series of infections and tumors, and in severe cases, death.
AIDS is an extremely harmful infectious disease caused by infection with the AIDS virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. It takes the most important CD4 T lymphocytes in the human immune system as its main attack target, destroys these cells in large quantities, and causes the human body to lose its immune function. Therefore, the human body is susceptible to various diseases, and malignant tumors can occur, with a high mortality rate.
The average incubation period of HIV in the human body is 8 to 9 years. Before contracting AIDS, one can live and work without any symptoms for many years. There are three major modes of transmission of AIDS: sexual contact transmission, blood transmission and mother-to-child transmission. It can be said that the root cause of AIDS infection lies in the HIV virus.
The HIV virus mainly exists in the body fluids of HIV-infected and AIDS patients, and any behavior that allows these fluids to enter the bodies of others may lead to the spread of the HIV virus. Therefore, in order to effectively avoid contracting AIDS, avoid the following behaviors in daily life that may lead to the exchange of body fluids with others.
How can we effectively prevent AIDS?
1. Avoid promiscuity and maintain regular sexual partners. Unclean and messy sex life is one of the main reasons for contracting AIDS. Therefore, to prevent AIDS, you must avoid unclean sex life.
2. Use condoms correctly and practice safe sex to reduce the risk of contracting AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.
3. When you are sick, go to a regular hospital to see a doctor and avoid using unsterilized medical equipment; pay attention to blood transfusion safety and do not use blood from unknown sources from informal medical units.
4. Do not share needles. During infusion, make sure that the infusion needle is disposable. If the infusion needle is used indiscriminately, it will increase the risk of HIV infection. AIDS is transmitted quickly through blood.
5. If you want to donate blood, you must find a regular blood donation unit, otherwise the sanitary conditions will not meet standards and you will be easily infected with HIV. Even if it is a formal blood donation department, you should check whether disposable needles are used to draw blood.
6. Stay away from drugs, and do not share syringes for drug use.
7. Do not share utensils that may pierce the skin, such as razors, pedicure knives, etc.; try to avoid contact with other people's body fluids and blood; do not use unsterilized utensils for ear piercing, tattooing, beauty treatments, etc.
8. Try not to get a tattoo. It is difficult to ensure that the needles used for tattoos are fully sterilized. Needles that are reused many times are often the transmission medium of HIV. So avoid getting a tattoo.
9. Avoid unclean acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture needles are used repeatedly. If they are not thoroughly sterilized, AIDS can easily be transmitted. Therefore, you must ensure that the needles are thoroughly sterilized at high temperatures during acupuncture.
10. Women with AIDS cannot get pregnant. If they become pregnant, they should have an abortion immediately, otherwise they will bring HIV to their children because body fluids spread HIV very quickly.