8 Crazy Facts About HIV/AIDS

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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.


1
It was widely believed in the early 1900s that Aids was spread by homosexuals who practiced sodomy, which was proven not to be true.

2
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).

3
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.

4
Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is almost entirely avoidable.

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35 million people are living with HIV world wide.

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HIV is the world's leading infectious killer.

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An estimated 3.2 million children are living with HIV.

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There is currently no cure for Aids.