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heterosexual

 [het″er-o-sek´shoo-al]
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or directed toward the opposite sex.
2. a person with erotic interests directed toward the opposite sex.
3. contrasexual (def. 1).

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-seks'yū-ăl),
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
3. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of heterosexuality.

heterosexual

/het·ero·sex·u·al/ (-sek´shoo-al)
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or directed toward the opposite sex.
2. one who is sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex.

heterosexual

[-sek′shəl]
Etymology: Gk, heteros, different; L, sexus, male or female
1 n, a person whose sexual desire or preference is for people of the opposite sex.
2 adj, pertaining to sexual desire or preference for people of the opposite sex. See also sexual orientation. heterosexuality, n.

heterosexual

adjective Referring to heterosexuality; not gay, straight.
 
noun A person who is heterosexually oriented or prefers the opposite sex.

heterosexual

Psychology adjective Referring to heterosexuality  straight; not gay noun A person who is heterosexually oriented, or prefers the opposite sex. See Heterophilia. Cf Homosexual.

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
3. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of heterosexuality.

heterosexual

pertaining to the opposite sex, male as opposed to female, female as opposed to male.

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.

heterosexual,

n a person with a sexual attraction to or preference for persons of the opposite gender;
adj having erotic attraction to, predisposition to, or sexual activity with a person of the opposite gender.
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4% of heterosexually active adults aged 18-59 years (624,000 [CI = 404,000-846,000]) have indications for PrEP.
independent samples recruited every other month of heterosexually identified Latino MSM and gay-identified Latino MSM over the age of 18 years.
Heterosexually transmitted infections began to rise in the late 1990s and these represent around half of HIV infections diagnosed in recent years.
Of those diagnosed with HIV 156 cases were heterosexually acquired, 30 were injecting drug users, while the cause was unknown in 65 cases.
Harry (1990) reported that 42% of gay and bisexual men indicated that they were heterosexually married at one point.
Lancashire saw 110 cases and Cheshire 71 cases and across the North West around 31% acquired their infection heterosexually and were of black African ethnicity and 44% acquired their infection through sex between men of white ethnicity.
According the World Health Organisation in Cyprus the main mode of HIV transmission is sexual contact, where 63 per cent of all reported cases until 2006, with known route of transmission (98 per cent), were infected heterosexually and 33 per cent among MSM.
In 2006, an estimated 36% of newly diagnosed individuals acquired their infection heterosexually and were of black African ethnicity (UK average 43%).
TEESSIDE is experiencing its worst outbreak of heterosexually acquired syphilis since local records began.
The burden of heterosexually acquired HIV infection is borne disproportionately by women and blacks, according to an analysis of data from 29 states that conduct confidential name-based HIV and AIDS surveillance.
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