AIDS/HIV

There is No Cure.

What is AIDS/HIV?

AIDS/HIV are environmental diseases that destroy white blood cells and interfere with your body's ability to fight illnesses and diseases. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which leads to AIDS. AIDS means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Can it be Prevented?

There are a few ways to prevent HIV/AIDS. One way is to have less sexual intercourse. You could also lessen your number of sex partners. A simple, easy way is to USE A CONDOM.

What Happens to the Baby?

AIDS/HIV can be transmitted during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding. It also can cause developmental delays, and if it's untreated, it can lead to death.

Is there a Treatment?

There is no cure for AIDS/HIV, but there are prescription medications that can ease the symptoms. These medications may be prescribed during pregnancy to help lessen the risks to the unborn baby.
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