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



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