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How is HIV infection spread?

11-30-2010 18:36 BJT

Sexual Intercourse

HIV is spread most commonly by sexual contact with an infected partner. The virus can enter the body through the lining of the vagina, penis, rectum, or mouth during sexual relations.

Direct Contact With Infected Blood

Through injected drugs; In a health-care setting; Through a blood transfusion

From An Infected Mother To Her Unborn Child

Women can transmit HIV to their fetuses during pregnancy or birth. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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