An ‘extremely rare’ case of HIV transmitted through lesbian sex is being reported in the US.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a case of female-to-female transmission of HIV in Houston, Texas.
A woman, 46, was investigated to have a virus almost identical to that of her female partner, 43.
According to the CDC, the infection took place during a six-month monogamous relationship.
The 46-year-old woman who contracted HIV had not injected drugs, had no tattoos, nor had acupuncture, transfusion or transplants.