HIV-AIDS FAQS

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HIV/AIDS Frequently Asked Questions

Research has revealed a great deal of valuable medical, scientific and public health information about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The ways in which HIV can be transmitted have been clearly identified. Unfortunately, false information or statements that are not supported by scientific findings continue to be shared widely through the Internet or popular press. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared this fact sheet to correct a few misperceptions about HIV. 

* Information extracted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.  Please visit CDC for in depth information about HIV. *

1. How HIV is Transmitted?
2. Is HIV transmitted in the in the environment?
3. Is HIV transmitted in households?
4. Can HIV be transmitted in businesses and other settings?
5. Can HIV be transmitted by kissing?
6. Can HIV be transmitted by biting?
7. Can HIV be transmitted by way of saliva, tears and sweat?
8. Do insects transmit HIV?
9. How effective are condoms?