What Are HIV – AIDS?
• HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
• Over a 10 Year Period, HIV weakens the
body’s immune system.
• Once the body can no longer sustain the
infection, the disease turns into AIDS.
• AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency
HOW HIV IS TRANSMITTED
• Unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal,
• Shared needles or equipment for injecting drugs;
• Unsterilized needles for tattooing, skin piercing or
• Pregnancy, delivery and breast feeding (from an
HIV-infected mother to her infant); and
• Occupational exposure in health care settings.
HOW HIV CANNOT BE TRANSMITTED
• Casual, everyday contact;
• Shaking hands, hugging, kissing;
• Coughs, sneezes;
• Giving blood;
• Swimming pools, toilet seats;
• Sharing eating utensils, water fountains; or
• Mosquitoes, other insects, or animals
• 20+ years since the first HIV/AIDS diagnosis in
• 58,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in
• Majority of people with HIV/AIDS live in Ontario.
• 28% are Women
• 57.8% of people with HIV/AIDS in Canada are
MSM (Men who have sex with Men)
• Earvin “Magic” Johnson
• Announced that he tested
positive for HIV in 1992 and
immediately retired from the
• Career Stats
• Points: 17,707
• Rebounds: 6,559
• Assists: 10,141
• Eric Lynn Wright AKA Eazy-E
died from AIDS March 26th
• Part of the hit gangster rap group
• Hit songs: Boyz In Da Hood &
Straight Outta Compton
5 Thing Learned
• HIV/AIDS surfaced in the 1980’s.
• More than 50% of people with HIV/AIDS in
Canada are homosexual
• That it usually takes up to 10 years for HIV to
turn into AIDS.
• 33.2 million people worldwide lived with HIV
• 30% of people with HIV are unaware of their