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I'm wondering was gay sex the root cause of STD aids?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not the source

The best research indicates that aids started in central African monkeys who were the food for Chimps who then became food for humans in that area.
Transmission is by blood to blood contact and the thin lining of the anus during anal sex makes blood to blood contact more likely. So this type of sex was not the cause, but the agent for spread.

In brief: Not the source

The best research indicates that aids started in central African monkeys who were the food for Chimps who then became food for humans in that area.
Transmission is by blood to blood contact and the thin lining of the anus during anal sex makes blood to blood contact more likely. So this type of sex was not the cause, but the agent for spread.
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