Known as Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
results from the damage to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
HIV can be transmitted with direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily
fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk.
Some ways to transmit HIV are blood transfusions, contaminated needles, unprotected vaginal, anal or
oral sex. Mothers can transmit to the baby during pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding.
Right now there is no cure but there are treatments for AIDS and HIV that can slow down the process of
HIV infections are mostly acquired by unprotected sexual relations between partners with one having HIV.
Over the years there have been many AIDS walks and other functions to raise awareness and gather
donations for reasearch. For more information see the AIDSinfo site.