|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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