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HOW TO BE INFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS

  • Through unprotected sexual intercourse.
  • Blood transfusion from an infected person.
  • Sharing of unsterilized instrument such as needles, blade.
  • Through breast-feeding from an infected mother to her child.
  • Through infection in the womb from an infected mother to an unborn child.

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE AT RISK

  • The prostitute/harlot
  • Health workers
  • Alcoholic person
  • Unstable man. A person who dive about, who does not have stable home.

THE BEHAVIOURS AT RISK ARE;

The activities of Cult members. He also discussed the progression of HIV/AIDS from acute infection phase-just like having fever, Diarrhea, tuberculosis, Cough etc., to prolonged diseases, swollen of body, drastic lost of weight easily tired or weakening of body. This is the stage we recognize HIV/AIDS. It has reached 5%-7% of body fluids at this point.

CONTROL OF AIDS/PREVENTIVE MEASURES

  • Ø By abstaining completely from sexual intercourse
  • Ø By using condom for sexual intercourse
  • Ø By sterilizing sharp instruments and equipment properly before use
  • Ø By ensuring that blood is screened before transfusion

The speaker and programme officer encouraged the students to abstain completely from sexual intercourse.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECT OF AIDS

  • Ø It reduces life span
  • Ø General ill feeling
  • Ø Productivity will be very low
  • Ø High of Cost of treatment e.g. drugs, transport etc.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Prolong sickness like fever and cough, diarrhea, skin infection, tuberculosis, loss of body weight without reason. It is not good to suspect anyone with any of the symptoms above, because other people who do not have HIV may develop similar infections or diseases only a test can confirm whether one has it or not. It is important to go for counseling before doing the test.

TREATMENT/MANAGEMENT

1. Reducing the rate of progression by

2. Using Anti retro viral drugs

3. Reduce the pains of the patient

You cannot become infected through casual contact with an infected person such as touching, hugging, using the same plate or cup with the infected person.