An overview of the relative risks of different sexual behaviours on HIV transmission

  title={An overview of the relative risks of different sexual behaviours on HIV transmission},
  author={Olamide Dosekun and Julie Fox},
  journal={Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS},
  • O. DosekunJ. Fox
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
Purpose of reviewSexual intercourse represents the majority of HIV transmission and is preventable. Overall, the risk of HIV transmission following a single sexual exposure is low especially in comparison with other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with estimates of the average probability of male-to-female HIV transmission only 0.0005–0.0026 per coital act. The risk of acquiring HIV from a single contact varies enormously and is dependant upon the infectiousness of the HIV-positive… 

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