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HIV and AIDS

Why is it easier to be infected by HIV if you have an STD?

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10/04/2013

Because the immune system is compromised from the STI infection. Other infections can cause inflammation or ulcers in the genitals, making it easier to pick up additional infections. Lastly, having STIs means that the person is engaging in risky sexual behaviors that increase the ir risk for contracting HIV.