Sex education has been made mandatory in various schools. Some people are finding this practice awkward and are protesting against this kind of an education system, while some people are trying to understand and evaluate the underlying benefits of this newly introduced practice.
While it may be little awkward to teach small children about sex and sexually transmitted diseases, but the good points of this education is absolutely inevitable. And it is only with the help of right kind of sex education, that we can stop our children from attempting any dangerous thing, which can lead them to their doom.
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In the modern scenario, more than 45 % of the boys having an age of below 18 years have claimed to have sexual experience in a country like Ukraine; while in England, more than 38% percent of the minority girls have claimed of having the same kind of experience.
We cannot deny that today’s generation is getting more sexual exposures than the previous generations and hence, it would be an act of foolishness to hide any of those black secrets from the youngsters and teenagers.
Teenagers and youngsters should be enlightened with right information regarding sex and sexually transmitted diseases. Only parents can properly and rightly educate their children regarding these issues. And education is the only way of protecting our future generation from the black holes of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS.
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Preventing the Infection From Mother to Child
HIV/AIDS transmission can occur directly from an infected mother to a child during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or delivery. This is one of the most highly prevalent factors behind the tremendous growth of HIV/AIDS infections.
In most cases, the mother remains completely unaware of her disease and thereby unknowingly passes on her residing virus to the newborn. But in some cases mothers give birth to their young ones without undertaking proper safety precautions.
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These conditions mainly prevail in remote villages due to the unavailability of medical treatments and supports. And this crisis can be only be dealt with if the government of the concerned country provides medical supports and attention to the HIV infected mothers.
HIV/AIDS and Needles
Needles are also one of the inevitable sources of HIV/AIDS infection. Detection of HIV infection cannot be carried out in small blood donation camps, and an infected person who does not have any knowledge about his or her disease may also put their hands forward to help.
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But sometimes the same needle is used on multiple patients for the purpose of blood donation. This practice is very dangerous. HIV virus has the capability of travelling through blood streams and can infest a healthy person even through a microscopic wound.
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This is the reason why every blood donator should carry a separate needle with him or her. Because it is always justifiable to protect our own health, before protecting other’s health.
Safeguard Yourself from Unsafe Sex
Unsafe sex is one of the primary causes of HIV/AIDS infection. People often engage in unsafe sex with their partners, even without enquiring about possible threats of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
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AIDS virus can invade the body of an uninfected person through semen, vaginal fluids, blood, urine, or even saliva. One of the most recommended ways of preventing HIV infection is to use condoms.
But other than using condoms, if a person is not sure about the HIV status of his or her partner, then he or she should remain very careful about oral sex, anal sex, and even intimate kissing.