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INTRODUCTION As we all know AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is a fatal infection caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV The virus attacks the bodys immune system and over a period of time destroys it This disables the bodys ability to fight off infections by other germs and the growth of cancers eventually resulting in death HOW IS HIV SPREAD HIV is spread through the exchange of bodily fluids which contain a high large amount of HIV such as blood semen and vaginal secretions The most common means of transmission is through unprotected sex and the sharing of dirty needles among drug users Although HIV can be found in body substances such as saliva tears and urine - the quantities in which they are found in are so low that they are relatively harmless WHO ARE AT RISK OF GETTING AIDS Over 500 Singaporeans have been tested positive for HIV up to late- 1996 however this is probably only the tip of the iceberg as there are many others who are infected but do not know that they are In the 1980s the majority of infections in Singapore were homosexual or bisexual men but now there are many infections seen among heterosexual men and women Heterosexual sex is now the main method of transmission in Singapore and over 75 of infections throughout the world are acquired through heterosexual intercourse Not everybody who has sex with an infected person will get infected However the risks increase sharply in the presence of other Sexually Transmitted Diseases STD ie gonorrhea herpes and syphilis or when the infected person has symptoms of late HIV infection Females have an eight times greater risk of catching the infection from an infected male than vice versa whereas anal intercourse without condoms carry the highest risk of and sexual activity The chance of catching HIV from contaminated needles is extremely high around 80 the chance of a
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