Unprotected Sex and HIV Transmission

Posted by alexwang8093 on Dec 19, 2017
How and why unprotected sex could lead to HIV transmission? Alcohol and power difference are most likely among the reasons. Also, knowing the STD status difference between you and your honey sweetie could also help building a better love nest. Several occasions that sex partners go unprotected sex 1. Alcohol Consuming alcohol prior to sex is a major factor of unprotected sex in partners. A research has predicted that probability of having sex increases as participants consume the increasing amount of alcohol. Secondly, probability of having unprotected sex also increases as the more you drink. 2. Power difference Sometimes people are afraid of their partner's reaction and cannot ask the other to wear a condom during sex which increases the probability of getting or transmittin...more>>

How Pregnant Mothers Can Prevent Transmitting HIV to Their Babies

Posted by alexwang8093 on Dec 19, 2017
As we know, HIV can be passed on from an infected person to an uninfected person through body fluids such as semen, blood, and vaginal fluids. However, Mother-to-child transmission of HIV (perinatal or vertical transmission) is the transmission that occurs from an HIV-positive mother to her child-which can occur during pregnancy, labor (delivery), and breastfeeding. Perinatal transmission is the most common way children become infected with the virus. Without the help of any form of treatment for either the expectant mother or the child, an , HIV-positive woman has a 15% to 45% chance of transmitting the virus to her baby. That’s between a third and a half, which is fairly high. But with treatment, the chance can be as low as 2%! How is HIV transmitted to a baby? Vert...more>>

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