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what is hiv 1 and how does one get it?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It is HIV: Hiv is human immunodeficiency virus--type 1 or 2...Does not matter which type...It is transmitted via sexual/vaginal/anal intercourses, needle sticks/sharing, and mom-child transmission during pregnancy/birth (vertical transmission)...Kissing and simple touching does not transmit the disease...
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. N: Visit this site for more info: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health! Nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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