In this section you will find information on how HIV is transmitted.
As there are three main ways that HIV is transmitted the section is split into three pages:
Blood to blood transmission
Mother to baby transmission
Sexual transmission details which sexual fluids HIV is carried in and which sexual activities are considered to be a risk for HIV transmission.
This information is the same whether you are a man or a woman having sex with men or women.
If you want to know how to prevent HIV transmission then you need to go to our prevention section.