HIV/AIDS is an international epidemic that affects millions of people. This cure-less disease kills many people and is passed on from person to person through methods that could easily be prevented. In the United States, up to half of the people that have HIV/AIDS do not know of their infected state. This creates a huge problem should these people’s bodily fluids come in contact with another individual’s bodily fluids.
For those that do know they have HIV/AIDS, there is a responsibility to prevent the transmission of the disease to other uninfected people. One of the most basic ways of taking responsibility is by informing individuals who may come in contact with that person’s bodily fluids that he or she has HIV or AIDS.
After an infected individual informs a person of the risks associated with the disease, the responsibility is not over. A person with HIV/AIDS needs to take as many precautions as possible to prevent the transmission of AIDS or HIV to other individuals.
HIV/AIDS is a disease that is passed along through bodily fluids including blood and vomit. When the disease was first identified, it was possible to contract the disease through blood transfusions. An intensive screening process as greatly reduced the chances of contracting HIV/AIDS via a blood transfusion. Another common way of contracting the disease is through shared needles involved in illegal drugs that are used via direct injection into the bloodstream.
If you have contracted HIV/AIDS due to the negligence of an individual in not taking the necessary precautions to prevent transmission, contact the Stevens Point personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171.