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During vaginal, oral, or anal sex, the receiving partner has the
higher risk of getting infected with
HIV. Men who allow other men to perform anal sex on
them have the highest risk. The inserting male partner has a lower risk, but
the risk increases if he is uncircumcised. Women who have vaginal or anal sex
with infected men also have a risk of getting HIV. The risk decreases with the use of
HIV also can be transmitted through small sores in the mouth or bleeding
gums during oral sex.
April 5, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
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