This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk.
This transmission can involve anal, vaginal or oral sex, blood transfusion, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other exposure to one of the above bodily fluids.
AIDS is now a pandemic. In 2007, it was estimated that 33.2 million people lived with the disease worldwide, and that AIDS killed an estimated 2.1 million people, including 330,000 children. Over three-quarters of these deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, retarding economic growth and destroying human capital.
A condom is a barrier device most commonly used during sexual intercourse to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy and spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs—such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV). It is put on a man’s erect penis and physically blocks ejaculated semen from entering the body of a sexual partner. Because condoms are waterproof, elastic, and durable, they are also used in a variety of secondary applications. These include collection of semen for use in infertility treatment as well as non-sexual uses such as creating waterproof microphones and protecting rifle barrels from clogging.
WE KNOW AIDS AND WE KNOW CONDOMS. WHAT THE HELL KEEPS US FROM USING CONDOMS TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILY FROM SUCH HORRIFIC DEATHS FROM ACQUIRING AIDS.
GOSH!!! AIDS IS DECLINING IN MOST COUNTRIES AND HERE WE ARE IN A ROLL IN THE PHILIPPINES.
THE GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA NETWORKS SHOULD MAKE A MOVE BEFORE ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.
THE CHURCH SHOULD MAKE A MOVE… OR WOULD THEY?…