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Add penis bacteria to the list of HIV risk factors

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by antares4141, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. antares4141

    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Truth or consequences, nm
  2. keenly

    keenly Senior Member

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    Fake news.
     
  3. Kina

    Kina

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    We have removed a number of off-topic posts from this thread.

    They were mostly very funny :rofl: but this kind of stuff belongs in the Community Lounge rather than taking a thread in this forum off-topic.

    Thank you
     
  4. Kina

    Kina

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    How so or did you make that comment because you don't believe HIV exists?:(
     
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  5. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Member

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    Isn't Prevotella thought to be fairly key in CFS and Fermentation of the gut? As per KDM. And Dialister as per Columbia gut research
     
  6. RogerBlack

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    The per-intercourse level of HIV transmission for vaginal intercourse in otherwise healthy people is startlingly low.
    Well under 0.3% for those not being treated with antiretrovirals (may be essentially zero for people with very low virus levels).

    Other diseases can significantly increase this level.
    (this is typically studied by studying couples where one has HIV, one does not, and they have regular intercourse. This can happen where you diagnose someone and can work out definitively when they were infected and then ask about intercourse between now and then)

    (anal sex risks are rather higher).

    Disrupting healthy skin balance might do all sorts of things, from roughening the skin and weakening it, to (perhaps more likely) the bacterial attempting to colonise the receptive partner and in the process causing inflammation/changes which more easily permit HIV entry.
     
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