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What are the chances of a man catching HIV from a woman who has aids?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Depends

It depends on: 1.
Sexual act 2. Viral load of the woman. 3. Presence of a lesion on the man. Starting off at 1:100 chance for insertive vaginal sex , the probability increases if 1. Practicing vigorous sex (results in mucosal tear) 2. If the woman has a high(instead of an undetectable) viral load, 3. If the man has an open lesion (e.g. Herpes ulceration) on the penis.

In brief: Depends

It depends on: 1.
Sexual act 2. Viral load of the woman. 3. Presence of a lesion on the man. Starting off at 1:100 chance for insertive vaginal sex , the probability increases if 1. Practicing vigorous sex (results in mucosal tear) 2. If the woman has a high(instead of an undetectable) viral load, 3. If the man has an open lesion (e.g. Herpes ulceration) on the penis.
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Dr. Martin Raff
There are several other factors, including whether the man is circumcised or not, what type of sexual activities he engages in, whether the woman is having her period, etc. Remember, there is no sexual experience worth dying for. Protect yourself.
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