HIV is infamous as Human Immunodeficiency Virus. A surveys says that it takes around ten years on average for someone with HIV to develop AIDS. However, this average is based on the person with HIV having a reasonable diet, and someone who is malnourished may well progress from HIV to AIDS more rapidly.
HIV is found in the blood and the seminal fluids of an infected person, and in the breast milk of an infected woman. HIV transmission occurs when a sufficient quantity of these fluids get into someone else's bloodstream.
The various ways through which a person can get infected with HIV:
- Unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person: Sexual intercourse without a condom carries the risk of HIV infection.
- Contact with an infected person's blood: If sufficient blood from somebody who has HIV enters someone else's body, then HIV can be passed on in the blood.
- Use of infected blood products: Many people in the past have been infected with HIV by the use of blood transfusions and blood products which were contaminated with the virus. In much of the world this is no longer a significant risk, as blood donations are routinely tested for HIV.
- Injecting drugs: HIV can be passed on when injecting equipment that has been used by an infected person is then used by someone else. In many parts of the world, often because it is illegal to possess them, injecting equipment or works are shared.
- From mother to child: HIV can be transmitted from an infected woman to her baby during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding.
- Certain groups of people, such as injecting drug users, sex workers, prisoners, and men who have sex with men have been particularly affected by HIV. However, HIV can infect anybody, and everyone needs to know how they can and can’t become infected with HIV.
How can this be identified ?
ELISA test, a biochemical technique is used to detect the presence of an antibody or an antigen in a sample. The ELISA has been used as a diagnostic tool in medicine and plant pathology, as well as a quality control check in various industries.
I never had any of the bad habbits which could infect me but why to take risk with my future partener. Life is precious, so lets do not waste it. Please go and check with the nearby hospital or pathologist to get the test done for HIV - I & II. It is conducted for free at most of the places and if at all you feel embarresed then go to any good private hospital and get the test for 500 buks.
Trust me, one sleepless night..is longer than many nights of sleepless fun. I am expecting the results tomorrow... Just pray for all of us three that the test is negative.
Its negative...for all the three... Now do believe me... main accha baccha hun... :P