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Women are two to four times more likely than men to become infected with HIV through unprotected heterosexual intercourse
In fact, in sub-Saharan Africa, for example, AIDS is widely transmitted through heterosexual intercourse
, including sex inside marriage.
In the 1960s, heterosexual intercourse
was the only form of sexual expression deemed generally healthy and normal by the medical and psychological professions.
is believed to account for the majority of HIV infections in South Africa, and although anal intercourse carries a high risk of transmission, its prevalence and contribution to the HIV epidemic are unknown.
An earlier study found circumcision decreases a man's risk of acquiring HIV infection through heterosexual intercourse
by 50 percent.
The findings build upon earlier clinical research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the NIH, which found that circumcision decreases a man's risk of acquiring HIV infection through heterosexual intercourse
by more than 50 percent .
Medically supervised adult male circumcision is a scientifically proven method for reducing a man's risk of acquiring HIV infection through heterosexual intercourse
," said National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Director Anthony S.
Randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses have demonstrated that male circumcision reduces men's risk of contracting HIV during heterosexual intercourse
but less is known about its protective effect among men who have sex with men (MSM).
Of those who tested positive for HIV their only admitted risk behavior was heterosexual intercourse
, said Dr.
Increasing heterosexual transmission: 37 percent of reported new cases are a result of unprotected heterosexual intercourse