Transmission facts


Easy-to-read and illustrated information on HIV transmission.

HIV can only be passed on when one person's body fluids get inside another person.

HIV can be passed on during sex without a condom, injecting drug use, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

There is no risk of HIV being passed on by shaking hands, kissing, sharing cups or plates, coughing or spitting, using a toilet or mosquito bites.

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