Although infection with the HIV virus is one of the most problematic health issues at the moment, it is really the containment of the HIV virus that should first be looked at. The HIV virus in spread in a couple of ways - contaminated blood, or body fluids from an infected person to another or from a mother to her unborn child.
Spreading the HIV virus
With contaminate blood or body fluids the spreading of the HIV virus is most commonly transmitted in the following ways:
having sex (oral, vaginal or anal) with an infected person
receiving blood from an infected person
accidental injury with infected item, such as an infected needle
infected mothers to their babies in certain cases
sharing needles in drug usage with an infected person
but - it does not get transmitted in casual contact such as shaking hands etc.
Questions that you were to afraid to ask
Please remember - if you have any question regarding your health, or are concerned about the possibility of having this disease, please discuss it with your health practitioner.
Laboratory testing is still the preferable way to test for HIV infection, since it is done in a clinical setting, but should you be concerned about your status after reading any of the facts about HIV infection you could look at our Aids home test kit which is a quick "Rapid" type of test to do initial screening and to ascertain the presence of antibodies. For more on information, please click here.
Our home test kits
|Urine test strips - testing for: |
:: Blood / Hemoglobin
:: Specific gravity
Breast Aware (breast examination pad)
Alcohol breathalyzer (disposable)
Ovulation tests (testing fertility periods or periods when you won't conceive)
|Malaria test kit - testing for:|
:: Plasmodium falciparum (Pf)
:: Plasmodium vivax (Pv)
:: Plasmodium ovale (Po)
:: Plasmodium malariae (Pm)
Prostate test (PSA test)
HIV test /Aids test (testing for HIV 1 and 2 antibodies)
Drug test (5-in-1 assay) testing for:
:: Cocaine (crack and cocaine derivatives)
:: THC (marijuana, weed, grass, hashish etc)
:: Amphetamines (speed, uppers, base)
:: Opiates (morphine, opium, heroin)
:: Methamphetamines (meth, ice, e, ecstasy)