Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Lesbians' Risk of AIDS the Lowest

This is not surprising at all, but ... you don't hear it said out loud very often.
Women who have sex with women face the lowest risk of contracting HIV than any other group of the sexually active population, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

“We are not aware of any confirmed cases,” said Dr. Patrick Sullivan, acting deputy director for science with the CDC’s Division of AIDS Prevention.

But that fact comes with a few caveats: Women who have sex with HIV-positive men or share intravenous drug needles with a person with AIDS are engaging in high-risk activities. Blood transfusions and artificial insemination also can raise the stakes.

“But over the last couple of decades there has been a sustained systematic effort to understand the transmission risk of women having sex with other women,” Sullivan said. “If the CDC becomes aware of HIV-infected women who have sex with other women, the health department will try to understand how the transmission occurred.”

It’s still theoretically possible for women to contract the disease from each other, according to unpublished statistical data included in the CDC’s updated fact sheet “HIV/AIDS among women who have sex with women.” CDC data show no risk of HIV in lesbian sex

I don't know, I just thought you'd like to contemplate that for a moment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

we needed a study to tell us this?


July 20, 2006 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


July 23, 2006 2:12 PM  
Blogger Teresita said...

If AIDS is divine punishment, then lesbians are God's chosen people.

July 25, 2006 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

right on mammasita!

July 25, 2006 11:11 PM  

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