How Is HIV Transmitted?

HIV infection is often caused by two types of virus namely HIV-1 and HIV-2. AIDS, or sometimes the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, which is known as the most severe type of HIV.

How Is HIV Transmitted?

Transmission- HIV is transmitted from one person to another through infected bodily fluids or cells containing the virus when they come into contact with the uninfected person.

Some of the most common fluids that may have the virus are the breast milk to the child, semen, virginal secretions, semen or blood. It is not known if urine, saliva, and tears can transmit the virus from one person to another since there are sporadic cases.

Three Ways HIV is Transmitted

HIV can be transmitted through three means that include injection through sharing a needle and sharp objects with an infected person or blood transfusion of contaminated blood. In this case, one in three hundred people has a chance of getting infected with the virus.

The other means of getting HIV is through sexual contact with the infected person. During the sexual contact, mucous membranes in the penis, vagina, and mouth get into contact with the body fluids infected with the virus.

The third means is the transfer of the virus from mother to child before, during or after birth. However, not every exposure to the virus will often result in the infection of a person.

Symptoms of HIV

Most of the times, signs may not show immediately after infection. In some cases, infected persons may experience some fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash or fatigue for some weeks.

For those people who may have been infected and show no signs, they may be at risk of spreading the virus to other people soon after.

How to Get Help For Your HIV Legal Case

For legal considerations in the sex torts litigation, people can always consider getting a consultation with Palm Springs personal injury attorney for their questions.


How Is HIV Transmitted?

Shaun Murphy

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