Which virus causes AIDS? What are the ways in which it can be transmitted?
AIDS or Acquired Immune deficiency syndrome is a viral disease, caused by the deadly virus (HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
Transmission: The Aids is transmitted by following means:
- AIDS can be transmitted by sharing contaminated needles while injecting drugs.
- AIDS can be transmitted by having sexual contact with an infected person.
- AIDS can also be transmitted from an infected mother to the child through pregnancy or breast feeding.
- Transfusion of infected blood.
To become infected with HIV , infected blood, semen or vaginal secretions must enter your body. This can happen in several ways: By having sex. You may become infected if you have vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected partner whose blood, semen or vaginal secretions enter your body