It’s a myth that has been perpetuated in the lesbian community for decades, and one that has unfortunately been corroborated by health-care providers and even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: While female-to-female HIV transmission hadn’t been ruled out, the risks were slim to none.
With the recent report of the first documented case of woman-to-woman transmission, advocates who work in lesbian HIV health are watching as the rest of the world realizes what they’ve known for years: It was just a matter of time.
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Periodicals Research Info:
Hawkins, Karen. “Lesbians and HIV?” Curve Magazine: vol 13-4. www.curvemag.com. Accessed 12 Mar. 2007.