Loss of Innate Host Defense Following Unprotected Vaginal Sex. - Unprotected vagina
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Having sex with a male partner can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the vagina – which might put women at risk of infections. The team found that women who had unprotected penile-vaginal sex were much more likely to have a vaginal microbiome dominated by the species Gardnerella. For unprotected vaginal intercourse with an HIV-positive partner with a fully suppressed viral load, the estimated risk of infection is zero. If HIV is.