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If a female has chlamydia and HIV, is it possible to only transmit

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If a female has chlamydia and HIV, is it possible to only transmit the chlamydia and not the HIV to someone without chlamydia and HIV negative?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 5 years ago.

Yes-

 

Both the chlamydia bacteria and HIV can be co- transmitted, or only one, or neither.

 

In general the rate of transmission of chlamydia from a woman to a man is about 32% (and from a man to a woman about 40%) from a single unprotected sexual exposure.

The rate of HIV transmission is much less- in general 5 to 10 per 10 000 with penile/ vaginal intercourse.

 

I hope that helps.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So, if chlamydia is know to be transferred, does this higher the chance of the HIV to be transferred or is there no significance?
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 5 years ago.

If chlamydia is transferred, there may be a higher rate of HIV transmission- HIV viral levels tend to be higher in the genital secretions with co-infections.

 

But again it is not a guarantee- HIV may or may not be transmitted as well. There is no guarantee either way.

 

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