Question by  storie (20)

How does the disease HIV really begin?

You always hear you can get it from someone who already has it. How does a person get it in the first place?


Answer by  billystiller (132)

HIV is a sexually transmitted virus, so most often you can get it by having an unprotected sex with a person that's already contracted the virus. Also, the virus can be transmitted through any kind of blood contact between an infected and an uninfected person, like needles, transfusion, or even open bleeding injuries.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

HIV is contracted by coming into contact with body fluids from an infected individual. The most common route of infection is by sexual contact and sharing drug needles.


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

People usually contract HIV from a person who caught the disease through intravenous drug use or sexual activity. It's also possible to get it from touching tainted blood or being born from someone with HIV. As for the first case, it's thought that it jumped species from primates to humans.

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