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Is it true that homosexuals are more likely to transmit diseases like hiv-1 and hiv-2 sexually?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No, but depends

No, it is not necessarily true that homosexuals are more likely to transmit hiv-1 and hiv-2 sexually.
It ultimately comes down to the risk behavior of the specific sexual act that leads to HIV infection. Unprotected anal intercourse is the most risky, but whether that occurs with two men or a man and woman, the risk is the same. Unprotected vaginal intercourse is less risky followed by oral sex.

In brief: No, but depends

No, it is not necessarily true that homosexuals are more likely to transmit hiv-1 and hiv-2 sexually.
It ultimately comes down to the risk behavior of the specific sexual act that leads to HIV infection. Unprotected anal intercourse is the most risky, but whether that occurs with two men or a man and woman, the risk is the same. Unprotected vaginal intercourse is less risky followed by oral sex.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

In sub-saharan africa most cases of hiv/aids are heterosexually transmitted.
Hiv can be transmitted by both homo- & heterosexuals via anal or vaginal intercourse or by IV drug users sharing needles.

In brief: Depends

In sub-saharan africa most cases of hiv/aids are heterosexually transmitted.
Hiv can be transmitted by both homo- & heterosexuals via anal or vaginal intercourse or by IV drug users sharing needles.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: HIV

Is due to annal intercourse.
This causes significant annal mucosal injury, micro tears which is a easy port of entry to HIV and other std or bacteria (your own stool bacteria- causing anal abscess). Reality is that any one is prone to hiv. All it needs is a port of entry (thru' broken mucosa or skin). Anal intercourse is an easier port of injury due to above reason.

In brief: HIV

Is due to annal intercourse.
This causes significant annal mucosal injury, micro tears which is a easy port of entry to HIV and other std or bacteria (your own stool bacteria- causing anal abscess). Reality is that any one is prone to hiv. All it needs is a port of entry (thru' broken mucosa or skin). Anal intercourse is an easier port of injury due to above reason.
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