>>12978885>is there scientific evidence that avoiding the method of transmission avoids transmission
Yes, it's literally in the investigation of the method of transmission.
"Hey, these people were standing together, one is HIV positive, and the other didn't contract it."
"These other two had sex and it was transmitted. Looks like it's sexually transmitted."
"HURR DURR IS THERE EVIDENCE THAT NOT HAVING SEX WITH AN INFECTED PERSON WILL PREVENT HIV?"
China had massive lockdowns, effective contact tracing, and out of a population of 1.4 billion they had 5000 deaths. Meanwhile the US has 500,000 deaths out of a population of 350 million because Republicans think it's all some hoax by Democrats so they can nefariously take control of... going outside? Republicans are really not very bright.