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How is the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) transmitted?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Sharing body fluids: Hiv is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. It can take years before HIV weakens the immune system to the point that the patient has aids. There is no cure for hiv/aids, but there are medications that can dramatically slow the progression of the disease.
Answered on Oct 25, 2019
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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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Sharing contaminated injection drug needles / syringes is another way to transmit HIV. Always use clean needles. Always used condoms with anal and vaginal sex.
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