Rare Case Of Female-To-Female AIDS...[Pic]

Submitted by: SmagBoy1 3 years ago in Science

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US health officials have published details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection.

A 46-year-old woman "likely acquired" the virus during a six-month monogamous relationship with a HIV-positive woman
in Texas, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

She was infected with a strain that had a 98% genetic match to her partner"s.

The virus can be transmitted when bodily fluids come into contact with cuts, abrasions and mucus membranes.

"In this case, the discordant couple [one HIV-infected partner and one uninfected partner] routinely had direct sexual contact
without using barrier methods for protection - that involved the exchange of blood through abrasions received during sexual
activity," the CDC said in summary of ta weekly report.

The originally uninfected partner is said to have had a history of heterosexual relationships but none during the past 10 years.

She also had none of the other HIV exposure risks, including intravenous drug use.

Her partner, a 43-year-old woman, had stopped taking antiretroviral drugs in 2010.

...Very rare that it happens this way. I didn"t think it could without having to really work at it. Shows what I know.
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Male 1,060
They should have cleaned the dildo mere often.
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Male 14,834
I`m surprised it`s not more common.
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Male 5,822
It isn`t really terribly surprising but it is a low-probability event. Given sufficient time and numbers, though, even the unlikely can be expected to occur. No need for a punch in the mouth, though. Think about, as a simple possibility, digital intravaginal stimulation of the uninfected woman by an infected woman who happens to have a cut on her finger, especially in this case where the infected woman stopped taking her meds allowing her viral load to increase, and you have all you need for viral transmission.
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Male 4,431
I think that, actually, given the statistics, it *is* kinda surprising. Transmission in a monogamous, female/female sexual relationship *is* pretty highly unlikely. Most of those relationships, of course, don`t involve punching one another in the mouth, though, so, yeah, I guess didn`t consider that part, patchouly. ;-)
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Male 7,775
God catches you all in the end.
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Male 2,549
Stupid, stupid woman.
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Male 1,497
Not shocking.
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Male 4,746
I was in the emergency room a few years back during a summer festival at our local lakeside park. Two rowdy, drunk girls came in. One of the girls had blood running down her knuckles from punching another girl. The nurse said she should get an aids test done, just to be safe. After the nurse left, I heard the girls talking about how aids was only a disease that gay men got from anal sex. She was yelling a screaming about how she didn`t have sex with anyone, she just punched another girl in the mouth.

I would have thought, after all the tv ad campaigns and years of news stories, that people would be more familiar with the disease and how it worked. I`m shocked to find out that this still isn`t the case.
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Male 5,094
I second patchy`s notion.
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Male 4,746
Why is this surprising to anyone?
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Male 4,431
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