Positive boyfriend. Can stomach acids kill HIV?
Dec 5, 2004
My boyfriend recently told me he was HIV+ ... i'm negative... however he told me that currently it is undetectable in his blood and the risk of him infecting someone, according to doctors, is pretty much nil. although we still plan on having safe sex i was told by a friend that the acids in our stomachs could kill hiv... is this true? and combined with the fact that it is currently undetectable in his blood does that lower the risk if performing oral sex? i no there are no concrete or definitive answers... i'm just looking for a little reassurance in order to pleasure a guy i've really fallen for
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The question has not been studied directly. Semen can still contain infected cells, despite having an undetectable viral load in both blood or seminal plasma. Contact with infectious secretions can still occur in the oral cavity prior to delivery in the stomach. It pays to stay safe.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Soon Do Hiv Symptoms Appear After Infection?
- Is Dna By Pcr Accurate After One Week Hiv?
- Woman Arrested For Spreading Hiv
- Will Kids Catch Genital Warts If Parents Have It?
- Things You Shouldn't Do If You Have Chlamydia
- What Are The Chances Of Getting Genital Herpes While Using A Condom?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.