Yeah. AIDS. The Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome. I'm sure as hell that people are scared to death just to hear this dreaded word. Scientists are always on the move to develop an immunity or a medicine to this disease (should I call it a disease? I think it's more of a malfunction). AIDS works by evading our white blood cells. Not evading per se, but more of the white blood cells not detecting it properly.
So, how does one acquire it? I know how it works but I wanna get it from a source to make it official. Here's a few liners:
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How HIV Is TransmittedIn the United States, given the current distribution of HIV in the population, there is better than a one in 1,000 chance of contracting HIV during an unprotected heterosexual encounter, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In some locations, the chances are even higher. Unprotected sex is the most common way of transmitting HIV. Your chances for infection increase with each new partner. Here is a list of ways in which HIV can be transmitted:
- Sexual contact
- Sharing contaminated intravenous needles
- Breastfeeding (mother to baby)
- Infected mother to fetus during pregnancy or birth
- Blood transfusions (Rare in countries where blood is screened for HIV antibodies.)
So we know the basics. I'm pretty sure that people around the world are getting educated about it. But why do people keep acquiring it? The key is control. Teenagers today are very impulsive. I'm a teenager for one but I know my limits. Everybody should know their limits. Or at least they should try to know.
To gals: learning to say no is very important. Try it. Also, learn some self-control.
To guys: stop shooting for a while. Think only not of yourselves but also for the future of the girl you'll be banging. Learn how to use contraceptives. Read more about self-awareness.
People, please support World AIDS Day. You can show your support by pasting badges like this in your blog or site.
Just for laughs, people thought AIDS originated from a woman who had sex with a primate. No anti-feminism intended. Peace out. 'Till my next installment.