How is HIV transmitted?

Sex, blood and birth. Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, the biggest risk is anal or vaginal intercourse, especially for the receptive partner (the one "on the bottom").

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How is HIV transmitted from person to person?

Sex, drugs & birth. Hiv is transmitted through sex (especially anal or vaginal intercourse), though blood (mainly from sharing needles and syringes), and through childbirth (from an infected mother to her infant). The relevant fluids are blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. Read more...

How is HIV transmitted through anal sex? Can I get a detailed response?

Anal sex and HIV. Anal sex (putting penis into anus or rectum) is the riskiest sex for contracting HIV for both men and women. For the HIV-negative partner, receptive anal sex (“bottoming”) is riskier than insertive anal sex (“topping”). For a more detailed description: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/how-you-get-hiv-aids/ https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/analsex.html https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/sexual-risk-factors/ Read more...

How is HIV transmitted through bleeding gums?

Blood. Hiv is transmitted via the blood. It can be from any source like bleeding gums. You should see your dentist to have the bleeding gums evaluated and treated for your general best dental health. Read more...
HIV & Bleeding gums. Hiv is transmitted through blood. If the gums are bleeding there is a chance that the virus could get passed to another person through the blood form the gums. The blood would have to go into an open wound or some other area where there is a chance for absorption. It is highly unlikely that it would happen , but it is possible. Read more...
Through oral sex. The bleeding gums and poor oral health increase the risk of transmission through oral sex. The virus could then get into the blood if you have bleeding gums. Read more...

How HIV is transmitted?

... Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. Read more...

How HIV transmitted from women to men?

Uncircumcised? Men who are uncircumcised are at higher risk for acquiring HIV from vaginal sex than men who are circumcised. This is because the skin under the foreskin has cells that will attach to HIV and lead to infection. Any sores (herpes, syphilis) can also increase the risk that HIV will be transmitted. Read more...

How can HIV be transmitted to white people?

Same as anyone else. Hiv infection is typically acquired through unprotected sex, injection drug use, or transfusion of hiv-infected blood products. There are no differences in how people of different ethnicities or cultures contract HIV transmission. Read more...