So after doing some research I have come to the realization that as Canadians some of us still are not very clear about the basics about HIV/ AIDS so I though for one of my first blogs I would help clear up some common misconceptions.
1.) What are the three main ways HIV is transmitted?
Through unprotected sexual contact, through injection drug use or the sharing of needles, or through mother to child transmission during birth or breastfeeding.
2.) What does HIV stand for?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
3.) What does AIDS stand for?
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
4.) Are children with HIV/AIDS who are receiving proper medical care expected to die early?
No. Individuals with HIV/AIDS who are receiving proper medical care are expected to live a normal lifespan.
5.) Has HIV ever been transmitted among family members under normal living circumstances?
No. It has NEVER been transmitted among family members under normal living circumstances.
I find it hard to believe that in this day and age as part of the “information generation” we are still so unaware of truth. At Project HOPEFUL our aim is to educate, encourage, and enable families and individuals to advocate for orphans affected by HIV/AIDS. If you haven’t yet please visit www.projecthopeful.org and see how you can help us spread the TRUTH.