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What are the main ways HIV can be passed on?

So how do you get HIV? Dr Michael Brady explains:

"The main ways that HIV can be transmitted from one person to another is through body fluids. Now the HIV virus is not present in all body fluids, but the main fluids that HIV can be found in are: semen, vaginal secretions, blood and to a lesser extent fluids inside the anus or rectum."

Can it be passed through oral sex?

"It is possible to pass HIV through oral sex but the risks are much lower. The main way that people catch HIV sexually is through unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse. It is possible to catch HIV from oral sex, but its very unlikely."

Dr Michael Brady: Medical Director Terrance Higgins Trust


10875 Published November 2012

Review Scheduled November 2013

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