What you need to know about HIV

What you need to know about HIV

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There are many testing sites in South Africa, including local clinics and even your trusted doctor.

HIV/Aids still remains a major global public health concern. Although HIV is not treatable, there are several methods for preventing HIV transmission that we have seen lead to a marked reduction in the global incidence of HIV infection in the last few years. The only way HIV/Aids will be ultimately controlled on a global scale is by effective prevention and therefore patient education is vital. Let us go back to the basics of how HIV infection is spread. The person-to-person spread of HIV is called HIV transmission. It only happens when certain body fluids are received from a person who...




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