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sermen vs blood
May 31, 2004

Dr,

How readily would sermen transmit hiv just because a condom is damaged ?

How readily would blood contact transmit hiv as a result of a damaged condon during intercourse resuting in the female partner wounded ?

Thanks

Response from Dr. Holodniy

These are hypothetical constructs for which there are no answers. Semen from HIV infected men does contain virus and vaginal intercourse is one of the major modes of HIV transmission to women. Damage to vaginal tissue or ongoing sexually transmitted diseases in women will increase the likelihood that HIV transmission will occur.



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