Viral load is an important indicator of HIV progression and of how well treatment is working. AIDS, Pooled estimates from low-income countries were generated despite substantial heterogeneity existing across studies. Of the 10 total studies, nine were conducted in the pre-HAART era, eliminating a major effect of antiretroviral use on the estimates.
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The other kind of oral sex, lips and tongues in vaginas, isn't part of the big research picture despite its popularity among heterosexual men and women. Studies have identified several other factors that further increase the risk of transmission.
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J Infect Dis Other STDs, such as syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia, can be transmitted during oral sex. The risk of HIV transmission may be much higher than these averages if biological risk factors are present. Nevertheless, it undermines the study's results. Research shows that the risk of HIV transmission from receptive anal sex is up to 18 times higher than from receptive vaginal sex.
Of the abstracts related to modifying factors, 15 relevant articles, including three meta-analyses, were included. Per-contact risk of human immunodeficiency virus transmission between male sexual partners. A substance that acts against retroviruses such as HIV.
Case reports of infections through oral sex suggest that factors which may increase the chance of HIV infection through oral sex include:.