Poor habits or unhealthy hygiene is the breeding ground for many diseases, especially those diseases that can be easily transmitted from one body to another body. These communicable diseases are the unwelcome visitors to a body having improper hygiene and poor habits.
One of such communicable diseases is the AIDS disease. The full expanded name for AIDS is the acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome. As the name itself suggests, a person is susceptible to this disease due to improper hygiene and poor habits.
The AIDS disease, once perceived to be incurable and the affected person treated as untouchable, is now gaining recognition and affected people are no longer treated as aliens or untouchables. Adequate research and knowledge about this disease has resulted in adopting precautionary measures and control in habits.
A patient suffering from AIDS can transmit his or her disease to the other people if the other people come into contact with the blood, serum or other fluids of the affected person. Even the breast milk fed by a mother to her infant child can transmit the disease to the child, if the mother is suffering from AIDS disease.
How the agents of the disease are transmitted to the other person?
Sexual contact with a person affected by AIDS disease is the primary reason for spread of this disease. Apart from sexual contact, any contact of contaminated syringes with blood or mucous membrane might also lead to this disease. Placental transmission might also lead to this disease.
What is the mode of entry for transmission of this disease?
AIDS disease can be transmitted through the agents any one of the following entry points in the body system
They are: a) reproduction system; b) breast feeding, and c) placental transmission. In addition to these possible entry points, a person can contract this disease if he or she comes into contact with blood of the affected person.
What is the incubation period for this disease to get transmitted?
The impact of a transmitted disease is not felt immediately. It might take some time for the virus carrying these bad cells to make an impact in the newly entered body and lead to the contraction of the disease. This period is usually called as the incubation period.
As for the AIDS disease, it is not quite clear how long does it take to make an impact on the new body. Normally, it takes about 1 month to 3 months for the impact of the virus to be felt in the new body.