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I found a chart on wikipedia, which is not always the best source of information, that shows the chance of hiv transmission per risky act.
For everyone's benefit and out of my own curiosity, I would like to ask what experts (Dr. Hook or Dr. Handsfield) on this forum think of this chart and how accurate it is.
If you are asking for opinions, here is mine: the chart doesn't mean squat to anyone who had a risk because a risk is a risk... no matter how small the risk, it is still a risk. You can be told that your exposure was about a 1 in 2,000 chance... but would you just accept that and be like "Ok, no way I got it- I'm good to go" and then never be tested? No, because as small as the risk is- it's still there. What if you happened to be that 1 in 2,000? Someone has to be the 1. Granted, it is always good news to hear something like you have a 1 in 5,000 chance rather than 1 in 10 chance... but a risk is a risk and I think quantifying risk levels into a chart is a waste of time and effort.
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