This is serious.
There is a high aids scare in the country. Survey revealed a significant rise in the prevalence rate of HIV among men and women having unprotected sex. Recent news reported that Gensan’s last count was 21. The country? It now has over 900 cases but in 2007, it was only 280. Scary, right? But hey, I am not a victim.; just building an awareness.
How does one get HIV?
I read in positivism.ph, HIV is primarily found in the blood, semen, breast milk or vaginal fluid of an infected person. HIV is transmitted through these bodily fluids in 3 main ways:
1. Having sex without a condom with someone infected with HIV.
2. Sharing needles and syringes with someone infected with HIV.
3. As a fetus or infant, being exposed to HIV before or during birth or through breastfeeding.
But the virus is not transmitted through day-to-day activities such as shaking hands, hugging, or a casual kiss.
Meanwhile, here’s a video for everybody to think about (and laugh). I know this is worth-sharing. Enjoy. Be safe. Spread the awareness, not the virus!
P.S. According to wikipedia, The majority (70-75%) of carriers in Philippines are male, 25-39, and the predominant mode of transmission is through sexual intercourse. 43% are male-female the remaining fraction is for male-male sex. Yehey! I did not belong to the majority. Be safe always!