I’m bisexual, I’m I likely get HIV from men or women?
Being bisexual does not automatically make you safe from HIV based on the gender of your sexual partner. HIV transmission is not determined by sexual orientation or the gender of your partner; it is primarily influenced by specific behaviors and practices.
HIV can be transmitted through various ways, including unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing
needles or syringes for drug use, and from an infected mother to her child during childbirth or
breastfeeding. These transmission routes are not limited to any particular sexual orientation or gender
Engaging in sexual activities that involve the exchange of bodily fluids, such as vaginal or anal
intercourse, can potentially transmit HIV regardless of the gender of your partner. The risk of
transmission can be influenced by factors such as the presence of open cuts, sores, or bleeding gums in
either partner, as well as the use of preventive measures like condoms or dental dams.
It is important to note that the prevalence of HIV can vary among different populations. In some regions
or communities, certain groups may have a higher prevalence of HIV, which can affect the overall risk
within those communities. However, this does not mean that HIV is exclusive to any specific sexual
orientation or gender.
To protect yourself from HIV, it is crucial to practice safe sex regardless of the gender of your partner.
This includes using barrier methods, such as condoms or dental dams, during sexual activities that
involve oral, vaginal, or anal contact. Regular HIV testing, open communication with your partners, and
access to healthcare and support services are also essential.
It is important to approach HIV prevention from the perspective of individual behaviors, risk factors, and protective measures rather than relying on assumptions based on sexual orientation or gender.
Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, should understand the risks associated with HIV transmission and take appropriate preventive measures.