4 More Common Questions about HIV

4 More Common Questions about HIV

It might be a common household name, but many of us are still puzzled by it. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV has long plagued the human race. Once spreading like wildfire, it has affected millions of lives, causing millions of deaths per year-and the number seems to be growing. Almost every country on earth now has some kind of anti-HIV program, but thousands are still being infected every day. 

The best way to stop HIV from spreading is to educate people about it. If they know what it is, then they'll know how to avoid it. Below are common questions asked about HIV and how the sickness can affect you. 
4 More Common Questions about HIV

How does it spread during intercourse? 

The most common way of getting infected with the virus is through sex. This is because there is a change of bodily fluids, such as sexual fluids or blood, during the act. These fluids come from both the man's 

How unsafe is unsafe sex? 

Having unsafe sex places anyone in danger of getting infected or infecting someone with HIV. When the infected person shares bodily fluids with someone else and it touches the moist, soft areas inside the nose, vagina, rectum and even the tip of a man's penis, the virus can get into a person's body and it can spread right away. This is why in all situations, one should always have safe sex, no matter what type of sex it is. 

How to have safe sex? 

Protected sex is easy to achieve. By simply wearing a condom, you can stop the exchange of bodily fluids from happening and avoid an infection. Even during oral sex, a condom still needs to be used to avoid any exchange. You also need to be aware of you partner's body. Check for any cuts bleeding gums, sores or any open wounds that could cause an infection. Skin to skin contact has very little chances of spreading the virus, but you can never be too careful. 

What other safe activities can I do? 

If you really want to avoid it, then don't have sex. Abstinence is the only real 100% way to avoid an infection or spreading the virus if you have it. It's going to be a big challenge since sex is a way for us to express how we feel about another person, but one falls move and yourself might get you and your partner sick.

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