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Class 8
Chapter 10 Class 8 - Reaching The Age Of Adolescence

What is AIDS?

It means A cquired I mmuno D eficiency S yndrome

It is a deadly disease caused by Harmful virus called HIV

It leads to weakening of immune system (person is not able to recover from any infection or disease)



How does AIDS Spread?

Sharing of Syringe

If Syringe used by an infected person is later used by healthy person, the healthy person can get AIDS.

 

Mother's Milk

If Mother has HIV AIDS, child drinking her milk may also get HIV

 

Sexual Contact

In case a healthy person has sex with person having AIDS, healthy person can get affected



How can we prevent AIDS

Destroy syringe after use

Do not have unprotected sex, use condom

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