Unformatted text preview: contraception devices such as Condoms. Whilst Condoms have been shown to be effective, some religious groups believe they increase promiscuity and in turn do not support their use. Other proposed methods of reducing sexual transfer include non-penetrative intercourse or abstinence until marriage. Whilst these methods help to reduce sexually transferred HIV they don’t impact other methods of transfer. Since 1985 all blood products have been screened for HIV antibodies, additionally and controversially homosexual men are denied blood donor status. HIV transfer between IV drug users has also been tackled via needle exchange programs where clean needles are given freely and without prosecution. Vertical transmission, from mother to child, can also be reduced (from 30% to 2-3%) via effective treatment during pregnancy...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, newly diagnosed HIV-infected, sexually transferred HIV, blood donor status