You Say, AIDS?
By Dr. Vivek Jain
RISK OF INFECTION
(from a HIV +ve source)
|Sexual Intercourse (Vaginal/Anal)
||0.1 % - 1.0 % (male to female is
7- 10 times more than female to male) Having STD increases the risk.
||90 - 95 %
|Pregnant Mother to Child
||20 - 40 %
|Intravenous Drug Abuse & Others
||0.5 - 1.0 %
||Controversial (but if present, benefits
definitely outweigh risks)
||Controversial (just anecdotal reports
till now been presented in its favour).
(*) - Surgical accidents -needle
stick injuries- unsterilised instruments/ equipment.
NOT ACQUIRE HIV by:
[Apart from ways mentioned in the BOX,
there is no other route by which HIV can be transmitted].
Casual contact (sitting together, sharing
Casual kissing, shaking hands (deep
kissing when there are oral ulcers could be risky).
Swimming Pools/ Door knobs/ Railings/
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