Dating hiv poz
Dating hiv poz
Risk is reduced even further when the following qualifications are met: Risk of transmission varies with viral load, which is entirely unique to each individual.
Not only is HIV highly stigmatized, but it can also be difficult to manage.
However, under the close supervision of a good physician, you and your partner can be safely sexually active.
If you need more help or want to talk about risks and options further, reach out to your health care provider or your partner's HIV specialist.
The first time I knowingly slept with someone with HIV I was 23.
Dear Alice, I recently began dating a guy who is HIV positive.
I know how it is transmitted and the risks involved, but I was wondering if there are any statistics out about being infected in my similar situation.
How high are my chances of contracting it if we are careful?
Dear Reader, There is no way for a sexually active person to be 100 percent certain that s/he is protected from HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted infection (STI).
However, there are many ways to reduce risk of transmission, even for an uninfected person in a sexually active relationship with someone who is HIV-positive.
Many studies have been conducted on serodiscordant couples, meaning that one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative.
Growing evidence suggests that as HIV medicines become more efficacious, HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral medications are significantly less likely to transmit the virus to a sexual partner than someone not taking medication.
In fact, in a study of almost 3,000 monogamous serodiscordant couples, it was found that with the use of antiretroviral therapy, only 3.4 percent of sexually active couples would transmit HIV from the infected to uninfected partner over a period of 100 years.