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What You Need to Know About HIV That You Probably Haven't Heard Before

Update Date: Apr 12, 2016 06:55 AM EDT

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as HIV, is sweeping the nation infecting a lot of people including innocent lives. It is time that we create more awareness about this disease to put a stop to its spread and finally help those who have already been diagnosed with HIV. Here you will find some important things about this disease and how you could prevent it from infecting you.

What Is HIV And How Can You Prevent It

HIV is a disease that targets the immune system. People who are diagnosed with HIV are more vulnerable to getting sick because of their deteriorating immune system. According to Medscape, it is usually transmitted during sexual intercourse, blood transfusion and sharing drug injections. Mothers who are HIV positive could transfer this disease to their unborn child or through breastfeeding.

HIV prevention could be easy if one is practicing abstinence. For those who are sexually active, limiting the number of your sex partners is one way to prevent it. Practicing safe sex is another effective way, but you must know that it is not 100% guaranteed. Condoms are just thin rubber sheaths that could probably get torn during sex, which makes it not completely reliable. But despite the fact about its quality, this is your safest bet if you really couldn't hold the urge to have sex.

HIV's Statistic Is Skyrocketing In America

Unfortunately, more and more people are becoming victims of this deadly disease. FOX59 reported that there are already 190 people who were found positive with HIV in the county of Austin in Southern Indiana. This report called out the attention of all rural areas in America to keep an eye on this disease. Sharing needles during drug sessions is among the main culprit for this outbreak.

The Truth About A Possible Cure For HIV

It is not exactly a cure, but on March 3, scientists found an antibody that could possibly stop the spread of this disease. The Chronicle reported that researchers now have found an antibody that is capable of neutralizing HIV. This is a good development for the creation of a vaccine that could finally end the threats of HIV to the human race.

Share this information to your friends and family, so they too could be aware of this disease. Watch the video below for more facts about HIV.

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