Which sexual acts are more likely to lead to HIV infection than others?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Certain sexual acts are more likely to lead to HIV infection than others. For example, fellatio carries the lowest risk of transmission (with very few case reports in the literature), while receptive anal intercourse carries the highest risk (a likelihood of approximately 1.5% per act with an infected individual).


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