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Can HIV be contracted in 1 in 1000 cases of unprotected intercourse?

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Dr. Monika Dede

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Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in HIV and AIDS
Question: Hello,

A lot of statistics say that the odds of transmission of HIV via unprotected vaginal intercourse is 1 in 1000 or 1 in 2000. Are these genuine? As outbreaks do happen and sometimes real life situations make it seem like the odds are more like 1 in 100 or 1 in 50.
Can one trust those odds? Are the odds of transmission really that low?

Does a condom lower the risk to virtually zero and is oral safe very safe?

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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
These are odds based on studies.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing in healthcare magic.

These are odds based on studies.
It is knowns scientyficly that the use of condoms low the risk of HIV transmmision to zero.
Oral sex as well has a low possibility of HIV transmmision till the moment that there is no blood contact.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
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