Although the listed activities are certainly at a higher risk than many other types of sex, it is misleading to suggest that heterosexual intercourse does not also carry a high risk of HIV infection, not to mention a host of other STDs.
While heterosexual intercourse does carry risk of some STD's, if both partners do not associate with people who do intravenous drugs or with people who practice homosexual behavior (or those who associate with said people) then heterosexual sex carries almost no risk of HIV infection.
Like it or not AIDS really is still just GRIDS (Gay related immune deficiency syndrome)
Of course there should be no hetersexual contact outside of death-do-us-part faithfully monogamous marriage anyway but that's a different rant
posted on 01/27/2004 8:08:03 AM PST
by John O
(God Save America (Please))
To: John O
Wow. I got a response to something I posted more than 6 months ago.
I agree that two virgins have an extremely low risk of contracting HIV. I suppose it would be possible if one of them had been infected by some means other than sex, such as a blood transfusion, which also carries an extremely low risk of infection.
But teenagers who are engaging in sexual activities should not assume that their partners are virgins. Furthermore, sodomy and intercourse are not the only sexual activities that can transmit HIV and other STDs. Many teenagers may wrongly assume that they can engage in other sexual activities with no risk.
posted on 01/27/2004 3:15:03 PM PST
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