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What are STDs, HIV and AIDS

What are STDs?

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease.  Doctors also use STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) in place of STD in the same context.  As the name suggests, these diseases transmit into human body through a sexual act between two or more people.  The chances become high if any of the person involved in sexual act is already suffering from any sexual disease.

What is HIV?

HIV, shoHIV-virus-Cartoonrt form of “Human Immunodeficiency Virus” is an infectious virus which kills the white blood cells and makes the body’s immune system weak. In such a condition, other diseases attack the body and it fails to fight back the infections.

What is AIDS?HIV-AIDS-Cartoon

AIDS is the short form of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is caused by the virus called HIV.  It is  a deadly disease that has yet not found a cure anywhere.