Are You Afraid of Getting HIV from Cadbury Chocolates?

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Don’t accept everything you read, especially on the internet.


It is all rumor making the rounds on the web which claims that HIV can be caused from Cadbury Chocolates, it said that a worker for the confectionery firm Cadbury was caught mixing his infected blood with candy he produced during his work day. Some news highlights that the blood was contaminated with HIV (AIDS).


In this well-developed technology-world and well-educated place how we people react to these fake items of news.


Do you really know what is HIV, how it is transmitted, and how it infected?


First of all, I would like to say that the news is 100% false plus the big company like Cadbury will always take care of products as well as its employee especially working on the production line. The problem is not with the company or the employee, but the problem is we who believes these fake news before a well-proved evidence.


We all know that social media is a handy tool to connect and disseminate information with our near and dear once, but the social media has also become the main source of rumors, particularly about the food poisoning.


You may also like to read more about Food Poisoning 


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIV won’t transmit through the food handled by HIV infected persons. So please stop spreading these fake news through social media.




What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.


This virus infects human beings through attacking the person’s immune system (a system that defense against infections, such as viruses and bacteria). The virus is a type of germ which is too small to be seen even under a microscope.


White blood cells are the important component of the immune system. HIV infects destroys certain white blood cells mainly known as CD4+ cells. If more CD4+ cells are destroyed, the body can no longer protect itself against infection and hence will have a low immune system.


The last stage of HIV is AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).




What Causes HIV?

HIV infection is caused by the virus. A person gets HIV from contact with infected semen, blood, or vaginal fluids. Other causes of HIV infection include;

  • Having unprotected sex with HIV infected person.
  • Sharing drug needles with HIV infected person.
  • The HIV virus can also be passed from a mother to her baby during birth, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.




What are the Symptoms of HIV?

There are several symptoms of HIV infections including;

  • Fever.
  • A sore throat.
  • A headache.
  • Muscle aches and joint pain.
  • Swollen glands (swollen lymph nodes).
  • Skin rash.




How are HIV Treated?

There has a standard treatment for HIV infection.

For the treatment, there has a combination of medicines called antiretroviral therapy (ART). Antiretroviral medicines help in slowing the rate at which the virus multiplies.

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