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Such virus lives off in the body of its source, particularly and most common found in breast milk, rectal mucous, vaginal fluids, semen, and in the blood. It goes without saying that such disease may be transmitted once any of the said fluids enter or passes through another, such as through sexual contact with a person suffering from the said disease. Such sexually transmitted diseases (STD) cause open sores on the reproductive parts, which may be the passage of the HIV into the body. It must be noted as well that anal there are greater risks in engaging into anal sex or having a number of sexual partners, as compared to vaginal sex. However, there are other means of transmitting the disease to another such as the use of drugs that are injected in the body. It may be transmitted upon reusing and sharing the same needle by different persons. A baby inside the womb also bears the risk of acquiring HIV upon delivery or while breast-feeding, as the baby intakes the milk of the mother. As stated earlier, a mother’s milk is among the body fluids wherein the virus may be found. To reduce the risk of infecting a baby upon delivery, it is suggested to opt for C-section rather than normal delivery and avoid breastfeeding. (What is HIV/AIDS?, 2011). Even though we are living in a modern world, it is unfortunate that no cure for HIV or AIDS has been successfully achieved. Nonetheless, treatments are still available as far as suppressing and managing the symptoms are concerned. Therapies are also helpful in managing the effects of the disease/s. An example of it is the Antiretroviral Therapy which allegedly helps in postponing the development of AIDS and increasing the survival rate of a person from the disease. Such therapy works by disrupting the multiplication of the viruses. One of its standard treatments is the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), having…...

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