HIV in Chile is very lopsided among the genders. Men outnumber women 9 to 1 in HIV. This lopsided ratio is in part because of the gay community. In Chile there have been several cases of women who have contracted HIV that were unknowingly sterilized by their doctors after giving birth. This is done so these women can not pass it on to another child. It is not a law for an HIV positive woman in Chile to be sterilized but the government just lets it go. So, it seems that they have some concern about public safety with HIV even though it seems as if no steps have been taken to reduce HIV in the gay community.