Yes, a woman is more likely to get infected with HIV than a man

What you need to know:

  • This risk increases if you have a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Or if your partner has a high viral load because they are not taking their medication properly.
  • The risk decreases if your partner is taking anti-retroviral medication correctly
  • Or if you are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (medication to prevent HIV).
  • Or if you are using condoms correctly and consistently.

Dr Flo,
Is it true that a man’s chances of contracting HIV through sex are lower than a woman’s?


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