Sexually Transmitted Infections
Does having another STI place a person at greater risk of infection if they are exposed to HIV?
Yes, having another STI does increase the risk of getting HIV. This may be because of the lifestyle of having unprotected sex with multiple partners, but the skin conditions associated with other STIs, such as skin inflammation and open sores, also increase the areas in which the virus can spread. Furthermore, having HIV and another STI increases the risk of spreading HIV.
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More Sexually Transmitted Infections Q&A
Does using a condom only some of the time offer any protection from STIs, including HIV?
I get cold sores. Can I pass these onto others if I give someone else oral sex?
Does pregnancy place women at increased risk of becoming infected with HIV?
Can STIs be transmitted through oral sex ?
How do I know if I have an STI?
If there is a drop of blood on a cigarette filter is it possible to get an STI or HIV from it?
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