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Why HIV infection rates are on the rise

Since HIV infection rates began to rise again around 2000, researchers have been grasping for answers on what could be causing this change, especially in the homosexual community. The rising numbers are a stark contrast to ...

Aug 25, 2011
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Transmission (medicine)

In medicine, transmission is the passing of a disease from an infected individual or group to a previously uninfected individual or group. The microorganisms (bacteria and viruses) that cause disease may be transmitted from one person to another by one or more of the following means:

Microorganisms vary widely in the length of time that they can survive outside the human body, and so vary in how they are transmitted.

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