Aids File (HIV)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus, made up of two copies of single-chain RNA enclosed within a capsid. It is transmitted by blood and genital secretions (unprotected sex) and from mother to foetus during pregnancy or birth or through breast-feeding (where the mother does not have her infection controlled). HIV is NOT transmitted through other channels, such as objects, insects or physical contact without sharing blood or secretions.

HIV can be prevented by using condoms during sex and by not sharing any materials that may contain infected blood.

SIda VIH Hospital Vall d Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 28.11.2022, 11:33
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