Monday, June 11, 2007

The Spread of HIV

Chart from TDAXP

According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, men almost never get HIV from women. A healthy man who has unprotected sex with a non drug-using woman has a one in 5 million chance of getting HIV. If he wears a condom, the odds drop to one in 50 million. And though it's easier for men to infect women, the odds that an HIV-positive man will transmit the virus to a woman through sex are less than one in 1,000.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

one in 1,000 sure seems high to me!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Douglas Cress said...

agreed - its high, but its lower than I thought it might be.

12:08 PM  

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