There has never been a case of accidental transmission in a normal household setting.

You CANNOT contract HIV from casual contact.
HIV is not found in tears, sweat, snot, feces and urine.
You don ’ t have to fear catching HIV through day-to- day activities with people who are HIV+.
You are free to share plates, cups, utensils, food, toilets, towels, linens and other household items without risk of transmission.

HIV cannot be spread by shaking hands, hugging, kissing infected individuals. 
 What you need to know:
  • HIV is considered a chronic but manageable disease with proper treatment.
  • Children who receive treatment are expected to live a normal lifespan.
  • HIV has never been transmitted in a normal family living environment.
  • You NEVER have to fear contracting HIV through casual contact with an HIV + person.
  • HIV is spread in three main ways:  sexual contact, IV drug use through the sharing of needles, and mother to infant (pregnancy, birth or breast feeding).
  • All around the world, orphans are overlooked for adoption because of their HIV+ status.
  • Medications called ARVs can mean the difference between life and death.
  • The combination of three or more ARVs is called HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)
  • With medication, HIV can be effectively managed to the point that the virus is undetectable in laboratory tests.
  • There is a term for the miraculous transformation HIV + people undergo when they begin receiving the medication they need:  it’s called the Lazarus Effect because people once on the brink of death are restored to health!

 Learn more at:  Project Hopeful

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