According to Health Line, the chances of contracting HIV depend on several important factors, including sex with an infected person, engaging in unprotected sex, sharing needles and having a sexually transmitted infectio... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is transmitted through sex with an infected person, blood transfusions and sharing needles. A mother with HIV can pass the virus to her child through pregnancy and breastfeeding. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Using prophylactics during sex, getting circumcised if male and using sterilized needles for injections may help prevent a person from contracting human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, according to Mayo Clinic. Taking ce... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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