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Levels Of Hiv In Vaginal Secretions

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semen or vaginal secretion

since hiv is primarly transmitted through sex i was wondering does men carry more hiv then women... is there more hiv in semen or is there more hiv in vaginal secretion or is it about the same for both male and females?????
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
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...be detectable in theblood, there might still be enough to infectsomeone. Also, there may be higher levels ofHIV in semen or vaginal secretions. So, evenif you have an undetectable viral load, youmight still infect someone if you shareneedles or... Read more »
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