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woman to woman transmission
Jul 31, 2001

What are my risks of contracting HIV or other STD if I am having unprotected sex (oral, penitrative vaginal or anal) with another woman who is positive?

a concerned woman

Response from Dr. Aberg

I cannot tell you your exact risk but a woman can transmit HIV to another woman. You should be practicing safe sex using vaginal or oral dams. Transmission is higher during menses and if you have any open sores such as herpes or yeast infections. Don't put yourself at risk. Use precautions all the time.


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