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How do you become infected with HIV or other diseases besides sex?

How do you become infected with HIV or other diseases besides sex? How does one acquire this disease before passing it along to a sexual partner? How does the cycle get started?
Tue, 8 Dec 2009
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The routes of transmission medically documented are blood transfusion, mother to child, sexual intercourse with infected person, injury with a needle infected with HIV, to children through breast feeding(not a chief one, but avoided to minimize risk). The start of the cycle could be due to a mutant variant being accidentally(or intentionally) introduced into the external world from the lab(a debated topic).

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