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Does being gay increase the chance of HIV infection?
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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Sexual behaviors and other behaviors which exposure a person to HIV increase the risk of HIV infection.
Simply being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender alone does not increase your risk. To minimize your risk of infection, use barrier methods with all your sexual partners and avoid sharing needles if you use IV drugs. The cdc recommends all people age 13 - 64 be tested for hiv.

In brief: No
Sexual behaviors and other behaviors which exposure a person to HIV increase the risk of HIV infection.
Simply being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender alone does not increase your risk. To minimize your risk of infection, use barrier methods with all your sexual partners and avoid sharing needles if you use IV drugs. The cdc recommends all people age 13 - 64 be tested for hiv.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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