The AIDS virus is spread in several ways (risk factors): Sexual Contact, Sharing needles or accidental used
needle puncture, and less rarely from blood transfusion, or blood clotting factor product or organ donation.
All of these risk factors carry elements of intention as well as unintentional exposure.
Two consenting adults have sex where there is contact with the semen or vaginal fluid of the person who is HIV
positive and both adults involved know about the AIDS.
Persons who are using needles for drug usage willingly share the same needle that someone else has used.
A pregnant woman who knows she is HIV positive does not take her HIV medicine during pregnancy and her infant
gets infected with the HIV virus. The infant of course has no intention of being involved in the risk, but the
Medical personnel though they understand that they run the risk of being exposed when they handle needles may
run across situations where others have been careless regarding proper disposal of needles and they through no act
of their own become punctured with an infected needle.
Babies born to HIV positive women who do not properly medicate themselves during pregnancy or who breast feed
them knowing they are HIV positive and should not be giving them breast feeding as the milk is a bodily fluid that
can transfer the AIDS virus.
Those who receive infected blood or blood products or organs from those individuals who were HIV positive. This
is a rare occurrence as today many precautions are taken to insure the safety of blood, blood products and donor
Someone who has sex that they did not consent to with someone who is HIV positive.
There is a lot of fear being generated about possible ways to be infected that have not been scientifically
proven. These include the possibilities of the HIV virus being transmitted by insects, air, water, or casual
touching like hugs.
There have been numerous investigated cases where medical professional were accused of infecting others. There
has only been one case that evidence was clear enough to show that a dentist did indeed infect 6 of dental
Did You Know?
The AIDS epidemic is a horrible disease but it has given us a silver lining.
Scientists and researchers have a new awareness of how important the immune system is to our body.
The public knows about the immune system and cares about the health of lymph nodes, vessels, and
the rest of the system. Because there is a new awareness of the importance of the immune system,
more research has been done on how to build it up so it can fight the advances of AIDS.
People are aware of the danger of infectious diseases and are taking steps to stay
healthier. They are eating healthier diets, exercising, and taking better care of their bodies. The
medical community has focused on researching vaccines and cures but has failed to explore the
possibilities of bolstering the immune system. The best defense we have against infection is our
body. The tragedy of that fact is that most drugs have serious side effects and only prolong life
for a few more months.
Strengthening the body’s immune system is our best defense against opportunistic
infections. One way to do that is to use homeopathy medicine. There is not one treatment or drug
that will help every HIV infected person, but homeopathy is helping people with various stages of
the disease. This is a different way of looking at the disease.
Instead of fighting the pathogens that cause the disease through conventional drug
treatment, doctors are looking at alternative and complimentary ways of treating patients with HIV
or AIDS. Doctors in the
Netherlands are supporting the use of homeopathic medicine in treating AIDS
patients. Natural therapies, and alternative methods of treatment cannot only prolong the life of
the AIDS patient, it can improve the overall quality of life they have. They do not provide a
Any new cases of AIDS that involve unknown transmissions are investigated thoroughly by both the local health
department where the case originated and also the state of origin's health department.
Medical AIDS authorities and Scientists have agreed that the AIDS virus does not have the capability of surviving
well in the environment and have basically ruled out "environment" such as air or water as a mode of transmission.
The basic modes of transmissions have been discovered to be: blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva and
Children who are born with the HIV virus are often diagnosed at an early age and
treatments can begin immediately.
Children in underdeveloped areas of the world are often orphans as well as born
There have been rare reported transmissions of blood to skin or mucous membrane transmissions
within family units. Those who are exposed to the AIDS virus as well as those who have AIDS in cases where medical
personnel know of the AIDS diagnosis have been instructed on how to take safety precautions. There are also
published publications that are guidelines to how to live with infected HIV persons safely.