Transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus.

  title={Transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Gerald H. Friedland and Robert S. Klein},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={317 18},
The accumulated data strongly support the conclusion that transmission of HIV occurs through blood, sexual activity, and perinatal events. Nevertheless, the fear of transmission by other routes may continue to increase with the anticipated increase in the number of cases of AIDS over the next few years. An unrealistic requirement for absolute certainty about the lack of transmission by other routes persists, despite the knowledge that it is not scientifically possible to prove that an event… CONTINUE READING