Vertical Transmission

Thumbnail for Module 2. Mechanisms of Transmission

HIV can be transmitted in any interaction where blood or bodily fluids are intimately exchanged. That includes sexual contact, injection drug use, and pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.


Phone: 202-659-0699
Fax: 202-659-0976


AAHIVM National Office
1627 Eye St NW Suite 835
Washington, D.C. 20006


The American Academy of HIV Medicine is a professional organization that supports the HIV practitioner and promotes accessible, quality care for all Americans living with HIV disease. Our membership of HIV practitioners and credentialed HIV Specialists™, HIV Experts™, and HIV Pharmacists™ provide direct care to the majority of HIV patients in the US.