How High is the risk?
Jun 27, 2006
How high is the risk of being affected with HIV by an uncircumsized man?
Response from Dr. Conway
It depends on the contact. If we are talking about insertion of the uncurcumcised penis into the rectum, the risk may be >1% for each exposure. If we are talking about insertion of the uncurcumcised penis into the vagina, it is <0.1% for each exposure. However, any trauma or bleeding associated with the sexual contact and any genital sores (especially if these are ulcers) can significantly increase this risk.
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