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AIDS: Understanding HIV Transmission

  1. Alexander C Aichelburg,
  2. Sarah L Pett,
  3. David A Cooper

Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003815



How to Cite

Aichelburg, A. C., Pett, S. L. and Cooper, D. A. 2003. AIDS: Understanding HIV Transmission. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research/University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2003


For the implementation of successful prevention and intervention strategies in order to reduce HIV transmission and reduce the spread of HIV infection, it is essential to understand the variables associated with different modes of HIV transmission.


  • AIDS;
  • HIV;
  • transmission;
  • HLA/MHC;
  • syncytium;
  • HIV phenotype