It is vital to understand the precise mechanisms by which human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission occurs to enable us to adopt measures to prevent its transmission. Prevention is at the moment the only weapon we have against AIDS. Our understanding of transmission by sexual activity which results in the exchange of body fluids and ways of preventing spread in this way is limited and oversimplistic.
KeywordsFamily Planning Sexual Intercourse Seminal Plasma British Standard Institute Vaginal Secretion
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