HIV can infect anyone, and even teens are at risk of contracting HIV. It is very important for teens to get information on HIV so that they can better protect and protect against this global disease.
The key thing about HIV is that teens need to know what HIV is. It means the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which causes an individual’s immune system to become weak.
This virus is responsible for the destruction of vital cells that work against disease and infection. HIV will cause AIDS. When an individual has AIDS, it is difficult for their body to fight the infection because the body’s ability to deal with the disease is gone.
In fact, there is no effective cure for HIV, however, with the right treatment, HIV can be controlled.
How does HIV spread?
Adolescents cannot avoid being infected with HIV if they do not know how it is spread from one person to another. The only way for HIV to spread is through a specific fluid from the body, which results in the exchange of body fluids from HIV-infected individuals.
Regardless of the level of infection, the risk of it spreading remains. The body fluids include blood, semen, rectal fluid, vaginal fluid, and body milk.
Frequently, HIV is sexually transmitted. When a teen is having unsafe sexual relations or with a partner who may be HIV positive, the two-person fluid is mixed and the virus can spread, especially when there is a tear in the vagina or anal tissue, wound, or other sexual infection.
Adolescents are more vulnerable and at risk for HIV infection because of their body structure. Female adolescents have thinner membranes and are more prone to infection than adult female individuals.
In general, HIV can be transmitted by having vaginal or anal sex with an HIV-infected person without using condoms or taking any medication to prevent or treat HIV.
In addition, an individual is also at risk for HIV infection if he is involved in drugs. Adolescents are also vulnerable to injury if they are injured or pierced with non-sterile needles, syringes, razors, knives or any other means.
There are myths that need to be corrected. Mosquitoes or any insect bites can cause infection. It’s not accurate. If they touch an individual with HIV or share food or bathrooms, they will not be infected.
How should teens protect themselves against HIV?
Instead, advising teens not to share needles or syringes outside of medical facilities or without a doctor’s guidance can help them to effectively prevent HIV. It may be awkward to talk about sex with a teen, but it’s important that you advise them to use condoms if they want to.
Also advise them not to have sex with too many partners (This practice is prohibited for Muslim youth). They can also do 3 to 6 months for any early treatment.
Information appropriate for sharing with teens about HIV also depends on their age, personality and knowledge of the disease. As parents, you need to plan and get important information about HIV before sharing it with them so you can better educate them.
18th May 16:48