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Why am I posting this?
Because some bozo (Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield) is getting a lot of press for saying it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact. I have no love for the man; Sen. Campfielld has said some stupid things. But this isn't one of them.


According to a report by researchers Norman Hearst and Stephen Hulley in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the odds of a heterosexual becoming infected with AIDS after one episode of penile-vaginal intercourse with someone in a non-high-risk group without a condom are one in 5 million. With a condom it's even safer — one in 50 million. Just to put this in perspective, the chances of someone in your family getting injured next year in a bubble bath are 1 in 1.3 million.

One in 5 million isn’t “virtually impossible.” But the odds are pretty slim.
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