Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Universal Precautions eTraining Slide 6
- An infectious agent that invades and disables a person’s immune system.
- Infection is through HIV‑infected blood , infectious body fluids such as semen and vaginal fluid, or injection drug use (sharing of contaminated syringes)
- There is no cure for HIV infection.
- Many people who are HIV-positive do not have any symptoms of HIV infection for many years