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A 50-year-old member asked:

Does hiv/aids affect men and women differently?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Not really: Apart from the obvious -- for example, men can't transmit it across the placenta or through breast-feeding -- there really isn't much of anything.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

How HIV transmitted from women to men?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 29 years experience
Uncircumcised?: Men who are uncircumcised are at higher risk for acquiring HIV from vaginal sex than men who are circumcised. This is because the skin under the foreskin has cells that will attach to HIV and lead to infection. Any sores (herpes, syphilis) can also increase the risk that HIV will be transmitted.
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Last updated Feb 7, 2015
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