AIDS / HIV


Can you only get AIDS from having sex?

  • No because, there are two main reasons you can get HIV like sharing drug needles-(BROKEN LINK) with a infected person and having unprotected sex-(BROKEN LINK) with a infected person. Pregnent women who have HIV can pass it to there babies during birth or during breast-feeding. Some have been infected with HIV from receiving blood transfusions.

Do condoms always stop AIDS?

  • Latex condoms-(BROKEN LINK) do not allow the HIV to pass through the condom unless the condom has been damaged or torn. In the United States, male condoms show the breakage rate-(BROKEN LINK) is less than 2 out of every 100, probably less than 1 out of every 100. When using a female condom, your chances of getting HIV-(BROKEN LINK) transmission changes from 1 in 5, without the female condom, to 1 in 167, using the female condom. Any condom labeled for disease prevention and sold in the United States should be effective in reducing the risk of transmitting an STD, including HIV, if it is used correctly and consistently.

Can you get AIDS from kissing?

  • There has never-(BROKEN LINK) been a documented case of HIV transmission by kissing. People who are HIV infected occasionally have very small amounts of virus in their saliva. The virus that causes -(BROKEN LINK) AIDS can only be passed through blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Although the virus is present in saliva, it is in such small amounts that it does not pose a risk. The virus cannot live in the air, so it is not found on skin. You can not get HIV through casual contact-(BROKEN LINK) , which includes kissing, hugging, shaking hands, using a toilet, and drinking from the same glass. To date there have been no reported cases of transmission by kissing.

Does saliva carry AIDS?

  • HIV has been found in saliva-(BROKEN LINK) and tears in minute amounts from some AIDS patients. HIV is in the body but does not mean it can be transmitted-(BROKEN LINK) by that body fluid.
[an error occurred while processing this directive]