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Issues related to HIV /AIDS

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1.) AIDS is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
2.) You CAN’T always say if someone is infected with HIV
3.) There is no cure for HIV
4.) Can one get HIV because of witchcraft or other supernatural
means?
5.) Can HIV kill?
6.) Are you willing to be tested for HIV?
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Mode of transmission

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1.) HIV is transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluids and
breast milk.
2.) HIV is commonly spread by having unprotected sexual
intercourse with someone infected with HIV virus
3.) HIV is commonly spread by sharing needles with someone
who has the virus.
4.) HIV is commonly spread by getting HIV-infected blood,
semen, or vaginal secretions into open wounds
5.) HIV can also be passed from an infected pregnant woman to
her unborn baby during pregnancy, birth and breast feeding.
6.) HIV is not transmitted by simple casual contact such as
kissing, sharing water glasses or hugging
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Preventive measure

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1.) Abstain from casual sex
2.) Use of condoms
3.) Limit sex to one partner
4.) Avoid sex with commercial sex workers (prostitutes)
5.) Avoid sex with many partners
6.) Avoid sex with persons of same sex
7.) Avoid sex with person who injects drugs
8.) Avoid sharing razor blades, needles, and other sharps
objects.
9.) Avoid mosquito bites
10.) Avoid kissing.
11.) Seek protection from traditional healers
12.) Others_ avoid transfusion of unscreened blood

Source of information

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1.) Television, radio
2.) Parents
3.) Magazines, newspaper and books
4.) Peer educators
5.) friends
6.) relatives
7.) teachers
8.) poster, pamphlets and hoardings
9.) social networking sites
10.) school or campus educational activities

Attitude towards HIV infected persons

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1.) Is HIV undesirable in the society?
2.) Do you perceived yourself at risk of getting HIV?
3.) Are you willing to care for a relative/ friend sick with
HIV/AIDS at home?
4.) We should boycott and drive away HIV infected persons
5.) We should pray for HIV infected persons
6.) We should support for HIV infected persons and treat them
as normal person.
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