HIV & women who have sex with women

Are you a woman who has sexual relations with women? Check out these specific HIV prevention tips and facts for you.

Women who have sex with women

As a woman who has sex with women (WSW), you may not always identify yourself as a lesbian, or bisexual. Many WSW had their first sexual experience with a man, have had multiple experiences with men, or still have sex with men.

Is HIV a risk?

  • HIV transmission is a risk between women, via fingering/fisting, oral sex and sharing sex toys.
  • The risk is lower than sex involving a man because less bodily fluids are exchanged between women.
  • Access regular sexual health check ups for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV testing.

For more information please visit www.cdc.gov