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AIDS

AIDS (also Aids) is the abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome which is a serious disease caused by a virus called HIV. It destroys the body’s natural protection from infection and which usually causes death. A person can contract AIDS if his or her bodily fluids (Rx) come into contact with the bodily fluids of someone else who is infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Infection with HIV does not necessarily mean that a person has AIDS, although people who are HIV- positive are mistakenly said to have AIDS. Some people who have HIV infection may not develop AIDS for ten years or more. Persons having multiple sexual relationships and users of drugs are at risk of developing this disease. As a preventive measure, a person should refrain from having sexual relations with many people. Persons having HIV in their blood should not donate blood and while pushing injection disposable syringe should be used. More than 50% of the persons who get AIDS will die. There is no specific treatment of this disease and prevention is the only way to remain free from this curse.