tested partners with different results still continue with unprotected sex.
Feb 6, 2011
my partner was tested positive and mine negative but we still have sex. i have had three different tests but all negative. do i continue to have sex with her without protection? i want to know the explanation behind this.
Response from Dr. Frascino
The explanation is that not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission (fortunately!). However, every time you choose to have unprotected sex with your HIV-infected partner, you are playing sexual Russian Roulette. This is very risky! I'd advise you immediately begin using latex condoms for all penetrative sexual relations with your partner. You will also need HIV-antibody testing at the three- and six-month marks from the date of last exposure (unprotected sex). Your partner should establish care with an HIV specialist physician without delay. I'd suggest you both review the information in the chapter in the archives of this forum dedicated to "Magnetic Couples" (one poz and one negative) and consider implementing some of the harm-reduction strategies discussed there.
Good luck to you both.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
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.