Sep 6, 2006
Is the number of partners taken as a risk factor for getting HIv? Can you be infected entirely by just one partner ,and what are the chances?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Can you be "infected entirely by just one partner?" absolutely. That's like asking if you can win the lottery with just one ticket. Of course you can!
Each unprotected sexual experience with an HIV-infected partner carries the same estimated statistical risk. That's like playing roulette and always betting on "lucky number 7." Each time the roulette wheel spins, you have exactly the same chance (odds) that your lucky number will win.
The number-of-partners issue is analogous to the number of lottery tickets you buy or roulette spins you bet on.
Hope that helps clarify things for you.
Stats Please- PEP-Thanks guys
parotid glands swelling
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.