HIV is NOT spread by:
The human immunodeficiency causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. How is HIV spread?
According to "How Do You Get Hiv Or
Aids?" (2014), “Approximately 50,000 new HIV infections occur in the United
States each year. In the U.S., HIV is spread mainly by”:
Bodily fluids from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV.
These body fluids are:
Pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum)
These body fluids must come into contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into your bloodstream (by a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur. Mucous membranes are the soft, moist areas just inside the openings to your body. They can be found inside the rectum, the vagina or the opening of the penis, and the mouth.
Air or water
Insects, including mosquitoes or ticks Saliva, tears, or sweat
Casual contact, like shaking hands, hugging or sharing dishes/ drinking glasses
HIV is not spread through the air and it does not live long outside the human body. How can contracting HIV be prevented? Limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms correctly and consistently, you may be able to take advantage of newer medical options such as pre-exposure and post exposure prophylaxis.
How does exercise benefit people living with HIV?
Exercise doesn’t fight HIV, but it can have other important benefits for people with HIV.
With the loss of muscle mass and strength is often seen in people with untreated HIV, and exercise can help prevent or delay this. Exercise can also lower levels of blood fats and sugars.
Many people who take HIV treatment have increased levels of blood fats and
How Do You Get HIV or AIDS?. (2014). Retrieved from http://aids.gov/hivaids-basics/hiv-aids-101/how-you-get-hiv-aids/index.html#how
HIV Prevention. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/ prevention.html Some older anti-HIV drugs can cause changes in body fat called lipodystrophy.
These changes include the accumulation of fat around the waist and breasts, as well as loss of fat on the limbs. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce fat accumulation in people with lipodystrophy, whilst helping to build muscle in the areas there fat has been lost. Treatment available for those living with HIV .
When people discover they have HIV, they may not begin taking medications immediately. The…