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Transmission by sexual route
Dec 21, 2000

What is the maximum efficacy of transmission of HIV by sexual route?

Response from Mr. Kull

Anal and vaginal receptive intercourse, meaning the person in whom the penis is inserted. Receptive anal intercourse is generally considered a more efficient means of transmission than receptive vaginal intercourse. A receptive partner is more likely to experience microscopic trauma in the mucosal membrane and to have more exposure to the partner's fluids among a greater surface area.

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