A 33 year old accountant has been jailed for 24 years for intentionally infecting 30 women with HIV over a period of ten years; 2005 to 2015. This happened in Rome, Italy.
The man Valentino Talluto, an Italian was arrested fter some of the women she had sex with tested positive; this was traced back Valentno with whom they had unprotected sex.
He had about six partners at the same time during said period, the age of women ranged between 14 and 40 years, some students, while others were mothers.
There are about 35 million people living with HIV globally with about 68 percent of this number in Sub-Saharan Africa. Southern Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV, followed by East Africa, Central Africa and West Africa.
The age group most affected is 15-24 years
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is present in vaginal fluid, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluid, blood and breast milk of an infected person. It can therefore pass from an infected person to someone else during any act that involves the body fluids mentioned above mostly sexual intercourse.
The virus is not present in saliva. HIV is not transmitted through casual contact such as hugging, handshakes, social kissing on the cheek, sharing utensils or eating food prepared by an HIV infected person.
HIV is not airborne and so cannot be transmitted through sneezing or coughing.
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