What You Need To Know About HIV and AIDS

world-aids-dayThere is an ongoing battle between human and HIV or AIDS these days and most of the time, it is because of the lack of the right information about the matter. People should be more educated in this subject than just inject them with fear so they know what to do even before the disease hits them. There is still no known cure for AIDS, although there are hopes that it could be gotten from another human being who is immune to the disease.

What is AIDS exactly? It is basically a disorder in the blood caused by the human immunodeficiency virus also known as the HIV. It is often transferred during sexual intercourse and once it does, it will penetrate in the blood attacking the body’s immune system.

This will make the body more vulnerable to diseases and prone to many known and even unknown complications out there. If you are not wise enough having a sexually active lifestyle, it is best to stay abstinent or at least know a thing or two about safe sex. It has already killed a lot of people over the years and right now, 60 million people are recorded to have been stricken by it.

If you don’t want to be a part of the statistics, here are the things that you could do to avoid it in case you have an active sex life. First is you have to be responsible to wear protection whenever you do it especially if you are going to do it randomly. It is not exactly something that is really wise to do random sex but if you really can’t control, wear a condom every time you will have the urge to do it. Although, it may not be guaranteed to be safe because condoms could break, this is so far your best bet.

Another thing is make sure to know your partner first. It would probably be awkward to ask for their medical certificate and see if they are really clean, but at least you don’t have to second guess if he or she might have infected you with something. There are other sexually transmitted disease that could be passed on to you if you are not careful like herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and crabs just to name a few. Once any of these have reached its peak and have not been addressed as soon as possible, there is a huge chance that you could acquire the dangerous virus.

If you really want to be extra sure, don’t be afraid or hesitant to ask about your partner’s medical certificate. It is for your own safety. It is also best to just really sleep with one person so you know who would have infected you in case you have acquired some STD. If you go out in random, that is going to be more difficult to find out. Make an effort today to take extra care of yourself especially in the sex department.