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cluelessluke
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      #276586 - 06/08/14 07:16 PM

Hello!

So I'm trying to learn more about HIV and I came across a table from the CDC which is in the link below,

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/law/risk.html

From my understanding, it seems that if there were 10,000 copies of me (I'm male) all having heterosexual sex with an HIV positive female, that at the end of the day about 4 of these versions of me would have contracted HIV. Am I reading this table correctly?

Thanks for your time!

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kicker
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Re: HIV Stats
      #276587 - 06/08/14 07:25 PM

Only if the female you were with was in FACT (not guessing) HIV+ and had a viral load that was high enough to cause infection and you had unprotected sex.

When you take the same number and drop it to 100 acts, you get .0004% chance with all those conditions met. That is less than 1%. Also that is an educated estimate not reality. Reality is there are plenty of negative husbands that have sex with positive wives for years without ever becoming infected and visa verse.

Edited by kicker (06/08/14 07:29 PM)

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