8 Crazy Facts About HIV/AIDS


HIV/AIDS has had a great impact on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination. The disease also has significant economic impacts. There are many misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, and there are these crazy facts about them that you can see below.

It was widely believed in the early 1900s that Aids was spread by homosexuals who practiced sodomy, which was proven not to be true.

Aids began in Africa and is believed to have started when certain tribes would hunt and eat chimpanzees that had a version of the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

HIV can be transmitted through: unprotected sex or oral sex with an infected person, transfusions of contaminated blood, sharing of contaminated needles, syringes, and sharp instruments, transmitted between a mother and her baby during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is almost entirely avoidable.

35 million people are living with HIV world wide.

HIV is the world's leading infectious killer.

An estimated 3.2 million children are living with HIV.

There is currently no cure for Aids.