One of the ways to prevent the spread of HIV is being more informed about it. And one important piece of information is knowing how quickly can HIV be transmitted, and how it gets transmitted from one person to another.
How is HIV transmitted?
Before we get to answering how quickly can HIV be transmitted, we first need to understand how it gets transmitted in the first place.
The only way that a person can get infected with HIV is if they come in direct contact with infected bodily fluids. These fluids include:
- Vaginal fluids
- Rectal fluids
However, simply touching these fluids can’t cause a person to become infected. Infected fluid needs to come in contact with a person’s mucus membranes, cuts and sores, or even injected, before it can start to infect another person.