By 2050 there could be one billion infected [Hale, 2001]!Of the half of all HIV cases that are men, most were infected through their penises [Kohn et al., 1999], the foreskin having been implicated as early as 1986 [Fink, 1986].The virus is spread (transmitted) person-to-person in any of the following ways: After HIV infects the body, the virus has been found in saliva, tears, nervous system tissue and spinal fluid, blood, semen (including pre-seminal fluid, which is the liquid that comes out before ejaculation), vaginal fluid, and breast milk.Only blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk have been shown to transmit infection to others.People with AIDS have had their immune system damaged by HIV. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.
It's very rare to get HIV from a blood transfusion -- the U. You can help prevent HIV from progressing to AIDS by seeing your doctor regularly, taking you medicines, and following your doctor's guidance. Some people don't show any signs of HIV for years after being infected.
Globally, the number of people who will need anti-retroviral therapy after becoming HIV-positive will increase substantially [Mascolini et al., 2009].
For every one person put on therapy, 6 people get infected with HIV [Honey, 2007].
They usually disappear after a few weeks and you may not have symptoms again for several years.
The only way to tell you have HIV is to get tested. At this time, there is no cure for HIV in most cases, but treatment can keep virus levels low and help maintain your immune system. get HIV each year, and more than 12,000 people with AIDS die each year.