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If on my period am I at higher risk for HIV and also for other sexually transmitted diseases?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

To some extent, because the HIV has a raw surface of the uterus against which to attach.
Acquiring systemic gonorrhea is also more likely during your period. Do not stop protecting yourself because you are on your period.

In brief: Yes

To some extent, because the HIV has a raw surface of the uterus against which to attach.
Acquiring systemic gonorrhea is also more likely during your period. Do not stop protecting yourself because you are on your period.
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