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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.

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Response by:

Kenneth   Skahan, MD Kenneth Skahan, MD
Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati