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A 21-year-old male asked:

How true is the statement about hiv aids of , you can get it 1 to 1, 600 if u are not with risk acts, like, needles, haitians, very active partners?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
See answer: Risk of getting HIV varies widely, depending on the type of exposure. Transmission happens most often during sexual or drug-using activity. If your only risk factor is transmission from a sex partner, then risk is related to not only the number of your different partners and frequency of sex but to the sexual history of your partners which is often unknown. Protected sex remains best defense.
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