Im dating someone hiv positive

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.

CDC’s Lower Your Sexual Risk for HIV Understanding Risk Activities When One Partner Is HIV Substance Abuse/Use Pregnancy & Childbirth Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Blood Transfusions & Organ/Tissue Transplants Using Condoms Who is at Risk for HIV? HIV is not necessarily transmitted every time you have sex.

Therefore, taking an HIV test is not a way to find out if your partner is infected.

It was shown that viral load of the HIV partner was a... The Washington Post on Tuesday examined online dating services designed specifically for people with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus and herpes.

The Web sites -- such as Read more » ...across the country have straight and gay support or social groups.

What happens is that once the HIV virus replicates in enough numbers, your immune system is weakened and you can catch exotic, life threatening infections that no healthy person would ever normally catch.

You have “AIDS” once your immune system has been sufficiently compromised to catch life threatening illnesses such as cancer, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.

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.

The line of thinking about dating is that it might be the... Others feel that not telling relatives will weaken their relationships and may keep them from getting the emotional support and love that they want. That has never been an issue for me nor my past partners.

Nowadays I got involved with another HIV guy who Read more » Can anyone else share my agony? I am an attractive woman but I am having extreme difficulty meeting other positive men to date.

The risk of transmitting HIV is decreased if one’s viral load is undetectable.” -HIV Provider, Washington, DC If you are part of a mixed-status couple, it is important that you and your partner communicate openly and often about safer sex practices and HIV prevention.

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