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Does proctitis lead to aids?
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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No, not directly
Proctitis refers to inflammation of the anus and rectum. Certain types of proctitis, caused by herpes, or other sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea/chlamydia, may make it easier for HIV infection to occur with unprotected sexual contact.
Thus, proctitis may indirectly lead to HIV infection, which can lead to aids.

In brief: No, not directly
Proctitis refers to inflammation of the anus and rectum. Certain types of proctitis, caused by herpes, or other sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea/chlamydia, may make it easier for HIV infection to occur with unprotected sexual contact.
Thus, proctitis may indirectly lead to HIV infection, which can lead to aids.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
To become infected with hiv, a person must come in contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, through sexual contact or needle sharing. Proctitis, inflammation of the rectum, does not lead to HIV infection or aids. Inflammation of the rectum may increase risk to acquisition of hiv.

In brief: No.
Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
To become infected with hiv, a person must come in contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, through sexual contact or needle sharing. Proctitis, inflammation of the rectum, does not lead to HIV infection or aids. Inflammation of the rectum may increase risk to acquisition of hiv.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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