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AIDS cannot be transmitted by:


A

Sexual contact

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B

Hugs

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C

Breastfeeding

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D

Blood transfusion

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Solution

The correct option is B

Hugs


The correct option is B.

Explanation of correct option:

  1. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
  2. It is caused by HIV.
  3. In this condition, a person becomes so immune-deficient that they cannot protect themselves from the most common infections.
  4. AIDS is transmitted by body fluids, sexual contact, blood transfusions, sharing of needles, and from mother to child.
  5. Hugs do not involve the sharing of any kinds of body fluids, thus AIDS cannot be transmitted via hugs.

Explanation of incorrect options:

Option A:

This option is incorrect because sexual contact involves exposure to the body fluids of the infected person and can thus transmit AIDS.

Option C:

This option is incorrect because an infected mother can pass on AIDS to her child via breast milk.

Option D:

This option is incorrect because transfusion of contaminated blood and blood products can transmit AIDS.

Final answer: AIDS cannot be transmitted by hugs.


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