On transmition equation, it is written that under the ACTIVITIES are -- unprotected anal/ vaginal sex, sharing needles, mother to child.
Does is mean if I'm NOT engaged in the activities listed above (unprotected anal/ vaginal sex, sharing needles and mother to child) I don't have to worry about HIV transmition?
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|• blood (including menstrual)||• unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse||• vagina|
|• semen||• sharing needles||• anus|
|• pre-cum||• mother to child (in specific cases)||• urethra in the penis|
|• rectal secretions||• open cuts and sores (in theory)|
|• vaginal fluids||• other mucosal membranes|
|• breast milk||• points of needle injection|
The activities listed in the HIV Transmission Equation are known High Risk activities. We know that a significant number of scientific studies have repeatedly associated the activities with HIV. There have been a lot of confirmed reports of infection in this way.
There are other activities that have demonstrated to lead to HIV transmission, but on a lower risk scale. Please visit our Risk Assessment Chart for a break down of the risk levels of various activities.
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