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HIV - (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
AIDS - (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a chronic infectious disease that leads to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
HIV is spread by the transmission of bodily fluids through sharing drug injection devices, razors, non-sterilized piercing and tattoo equipment, and through unprotected sexual contact. This sexual contact may include anal, vaginal, and oral intercourse with an infected person or from an infected mother to an infant through pregnancy, delivery, and mother's milk.
HIV is NOT spread by sharing eating utensils, sharing toilets or bathrooms, mosquitoes or other biting insects, drinking fountains, swimming pools and routine activities at work or school.