By the end of postgraduate training, using a patient-centred approach and appropriate selectivity, a resident, considering the patient’s cultural and gender contexts, will be able to...
Some background information about HIV (thanks sexandu.ca for yet again being a great reference, along with the CDC webpage on HIV/AIDS).
HIV transmission routes
HIV risk factors
Per Sexandu.ca, the following are risk factors for acquiring HIV:
HIV prevention strategies
There are ways to prevent coming into contact with the virus and ways of reducing the chance of hating the infection in case there is contact with the virus:
In the absolute simplest way possible that I can describe what is going (how I would describe to patients to explain what is going on, probably with lots of inaccuracies because it's far too simple to paint a proper picture of this highly complex disease):