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World AIDS Day 2014: Big B and Imran Khan spread awareness on HIV prevention

India is among the top three countries having the largest HIV infected population in the world, which is why preventive care for HIV is crucial. An innovative way to spread awareness about HIV/AID prevention, this video is tutorial by TeachAIDS, which features Bollywood superstars and TeachAIDS ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan and Imran Khan, who donated their voices to their animated characters featured in the video.

The video focuses on the importance of knowing the facts about the disease to prevent its spread. It covers all aspects about the HIV infection, from the process of multiplication of HIV and symptoms of AIDS to the triangle test for identifying the infection and seeking medical help for diagnosis.

Limiting the exposure to risk factors of HIV can prevent the spread of HIV. Here are some preventive measures.

  • Most cases of HIV arise due to unprotected sex. Use of condoms is the most important preventive measure against the spread of HIV.
  • Mother-to-child transmission of HIV during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding can be prevented with antiretroviral therapy
  • Healthworkers must use sterile syringes and needles and syringes.
  • Those who are exposed to any of the risk factors should get themselves diagnosed for HIV and other STIs.

Source: YouTube.com/TeachAIDS


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