Transmission of HIV

How is HIV transmitted? There are various ways that HIV transmission is possible but primary avenues include sexual contact, intravenous drug use and contaminated blood transfusions. Find out more about transmission and HIV risk here.

HIV/Aids in numbers

An estimated 34 million people worldwide had HIV in 2010. Our world map depicts how HIV/Aids affects nations across the world.

How HIV is transmitted

We all have some knowledge of how HIV is transmitted, but what are the facts? Dr Avron Urison breaks down the detailed facts.

Professionals: safety first

Professionals working in high exposure environments need to ensure they are aware of the transmission methods of the disease and take appropriate preventative measures.

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria before working for an HIV/AIDS NPO in Soweto for many years. She was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

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