HIV 40 years on: Basic reminders about transmission modes and prevention

• Using condoms every time you engage in sexual intercourse will reduce the chances of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection.

Using condoms every time you engage in sexual intercourse will reduce the chances of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection.

What you need to know:

  • There are many ways of preventing HIV transmission.
  • While these tips will reduce your risk, always remember that abstinence is the only fully effective way to avoid contracting or transmitting HIV.

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, is transmitted through blood, breast milk, vaginal fluids, and semen.

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