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AIDS

  • Caused by a virus called Human Immuno Deficiency virus.
  • There are about 13 million cases by 1999 Worldwide and 6.7 million in South and South East Asia.
  • It is transmitted from person to person through sexual contact, sharining of virus contaminated needles and syringes, transfusion of infected blood.
  • Transmission at the contact with saliva, tears, urine not occured.

Prevention:

  • Have sexual intercourse with wife/husband only.
  • Abstain from sexual intercourse with unknown persons.
  • Use condoms during sexual acts.
  • Use of sterilized needles / syringes, disposable needles.
  • Screening of blood and blood products.
  • Care in handling, using and disposing of blood and blood products, needles and sharp instruments.
  • Disinfection of equipment contaminated.
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