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If a person who is HIV positive has sexual intercourse with another HIV positive person does it affect them?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Hiv infected individuals often carry other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea/chlamydia/hepatitis b/c, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis etc, so those can be transmitted.
Although, the most prevalent viral type of HIV is 1, there is also type 2 HIV virus that is prevalent in certain parts of africa and is not typical for north america, but coinfection is a possibility, albeit rare.

In brief: Possibly
Hiv infected individuals often carry other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea/chlamydia/hepatitis b/c, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis etc, so those can be transmitted.
Although, the most prevalent viral type of HIV is 1, there is also type 2 HIV virus that is prevalent in certain parts of africa and is not typical for north america, but coinfection is a possibility, albeit rare.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Nancy Mellow
There are different types or "strains" of the HIV virus that can be transmitted, even if an individual is already infected with another strain. This is called a "superinfection" and can further damage the immune system. If the individual is already taking medications that work against his or her particular strain, new resistance to the medication can appear. In addition to the usual sexually transmitted infections, an individual can also acquire Hepatitis B or C, which can also cause the HIV infection to progress more quickly. So it is just as important to practice "safe sex" even if you try to "serosort".
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It can yes
There is a phenomenon known as "swarming".
Its the replacement of one strain of HIV for another more virulent one.

In brief: It can yes
There is a phenomenon known as "swarming".
Its the replacement of one strain of HIV for another more virulent one.
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