Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > Transmission of HIV Transmission of HIV All sections in HIV/Aids » About HIV/Aids » Basic Information » Counselling » Political Stances » Disease Prevention » HIV and ... » HIV in the Body » HIV+. what now? » Legal Issues » Management of HIV/Aids » Multimedia » HIV/Aids News » Nutrition and Aids » Real-life Story » Symptoms & Diseases » Testing » The Caregiver » The SA culture » Transmission of HIV » When Aids sets in » Women and HIV 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. 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. 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. Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Finding the cure for Aids HIV/Aids Timeline Transmitting HIV through contaminated blood Did you know that HIV can be transmitted by unsterile or dirty instruments used for circumcision? There are many other ways that HIV is transmitted though contaminated blood. HIV transmission myths You won't get HIV/Aids if you sleep with a fat woman, but you can get it from hugging and mosquitoes. Preposterous and dangerous myths like these unfortunately abound. Transmission through sexual acts There are many sexual acts during which HIV can be transmitted and just as many myths surrounding who can and who can't get Aids. Aids 101 It’s been with us for a quarter-century; you’d think we’d have a reasonably good grasp of how HIV/Aids works by now. But we could all do with a brush-up on the fundamentals. Transmission of HIV HIV can be transmitted in three ways. HIV: how high is your risk? Use this table to check the risks. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV is one of the major causes of HIV infection in children. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.