December 1st 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of raising awareness with World Aids Day. Over 30 million people are currently living with HIV throughout the world. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) as many know Aids is a disease of the immune system that has treatment options but currently there is no cure for it.
HIV can be transmitted in several ways, through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with an infected bodily fluid such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk.
The transmission can involve anal, vaginal, or oral sex, blood transfusions, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast feeding, or other exposure to one of the above bodily fluids.
Prevention and awareness is the key along with getting yourself tested towards stopping this disease from spreading further throughout the world.
Today in connection with blog catalog bloggers unite to spread the awareness of HIV/AIDS.