I was told HIV was originally spread through anal sex back then. Is this true?
- JerryLv 65 months ago
HIV can be passed from person to person during lots of different kinds of sex, not just one kind. It can also be spread in ways other than sex like sharing needles, like from mother to fetus or infant in utero or during breast feeding. So what you say has SOME truth to it, but leaves out a lot of truth too.
- InLv 75 months ago
HIV came from SIV, so you have to wonder about the means of transmission from monkey to human. In any case, "Patient Zero" Gaëtan Dugas, the first confirmed victim of the AIDS epidemic, was a gay white Canadian flight attendant. For what it is worth, the term "Patient Zero" actually originated with this case.
- 5 months ago
That is true, but it is intellectually dishonest to phrase it that way- HIV is spread through any kind of sexual contact with infected body fluids (regardless or whether it be anal, vaginal, oral, etc.). However, most new cases are due to exposure to infected blood via IV drug use due to dirty needles.
- SkyLv 75 months ago
HIV can be spread through anal sex, vaginal sex, oral sex, making out (if both people have bleeding gums/mouth sores), drug needle sharing, blood transfusions with blood from an HIV carrier, or getting any medical procedure that involves needles or incisions that use items that were not properly sterilized. So while it is true HIV can be spread through anal sex, that's only one way it can be spread among many ways.
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- Max HooplaLv 75 months ago
That was one way it happened but there are many others.
- GypsyfishLv 75 months ago
HIV is spread when the fluids from one person end a sore, wound or abrasion in another. Anal sex makes the person more vulnerable because the anus is more likely to have an abrasion from the friction of sex than the vagina is. HIV can be spread from a man to a woman, but it is less common because the vagina does not develop open wounds from normal sex. It can be spread by someone's blood landing on an open sore on another person- or through needle sticks, which is why drug addicts are also more likely to be infected.