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Why is the aids virus more common among gay man and african?

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Dr. Robin Dretler
Infectious Disease 45 years experience
It is sexually trans: As a sexually transmitted disease, aids is more common in groups and cultures that are less monogamous.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
There is also evidence suggesting that the distal rectal mucosa is more receptive to attachment by the virus, and since anal intercourse is somewhat more common with gay men, the combo of this and multiple sexual partners, plus the propensity of this virus to be more easily infective in the presence of other STDs creates a greater risk.
Dec 13, 2014
Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 28 years experience
HIV transmission: Is much more likely with anal intercourse. Certain other sexually transmitted diseases can facilitate the transmission of HIV as can lack of malecircumcision. The role of concurrent partners is debatable.
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