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does being gay increase the chance of hiv infection?

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Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: The highest rates of HIV transmission today are actually through heterosexual intercourse, not homosexual intercourse as it once was. The virus is transmitted through bodily fluids like blood and semen. It can be transmitted via anal sex, but using condoms can help prevent transmission.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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