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Thursday, July 24, 2014
HIV and AIDS
Facts On The AIDS Virus
Can you give me some facts about the AIDS virus?
Facts about AIDS: AIDS is caused by the Human Immuniodeficiency Virus(HIV). It is transmitted by contact with infected blood, by having sex with an infected person, or via a mother to her unborn fetus during pregnancy or delivery. You connot contract HIV by casual contact or kissing. AIDS continues to be a major public health problem, with increasing numbers of women and persons of color being infected. I'd be happy to try to answer any more specific questions that you might have.
Kenneth Skahan, MD
Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati