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Friday, June 29, 2012

"Common Infection Raises Female to Male HIV Risk"

Common Infection Raises Female to Male HIV Risk

 A common bacterial infection among women in sub-Saharan Africa sharply increases the risk of HIV transmission to men. Researchers say current treatments provide only a short-term solution.

It’s long been known that bacterial vaginosis, or BV, increases a woman’s risk of getting HIV. Now, research shows an HIV positive women, who also has the bacterial infection, has a three-fold greater risk of transmitting the AIDS virus to her male partner.

“BV is a condition where the normal vaginal flora, which is predominately Lactobacilli, get replaced by abnormal vaginal flora, predominantly anaerobic bacteria. There’s a large number of species that are associated with BV. It’s not a single bacteria that causes BV, but it’s multiple numbers of these abnormal vaginal flora that replace normal vaginal flora,” said Dr. Craig Cohen, lead author of the story.

Comment .......With world Aids day almost upon us, here is a little tidbit for all you promiscuous men and woman who think Aids is gone and forgotten...A note to all you young folks that don't remember the epidemic in the United States approximately 20 years ago and all the young people that suffered a painful and horrible death because of this incurable disease. This disease is common now among IV drug users that share needles but just having sex with someone can infect you. Keep in mind that when you have sex with someone its like having sex with all the partners that person ever had in the past. To anyone that has had a (STD) sexually transmitted disease, that was your warning sign.....As of 2010, approximately 34 million people have HIV globally. Of these, approximately 16.8 million are women and 3.4 million are less than 15 years old.

Just the name sounds scary...Human immunodeficiency virus infection / Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)

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