|Afraid of Contracting HIV from my Positive Partner
Apr 9, 2004
My partner has recently been diagnosed with HIV. I love him a great deal and we've always been safe. Recently I've given a lot of thought to my own status but can't come to grips with getting tested. I am scared to death. As a result I've been sabatoging the relationship because eventhough we've been safe sexually I'm worried about everyday life; grabbing the wrong toothbrush, grabbing the wrong razor, etc. I do love this man and don't want to ruin what we have but I can't live on edge either. Any suggestions on getting past the scare would be appreciative. Thank you
| Response from Dr. Horwath
If you have been practicing safe sex, then you need not be so frightened. Everyday contact from living under the same roof is not associated with a risk of HIV infection.
However, your concerns are understandable. You need to get past these fears if you want to remain in your relationship. You might try finding a counselor or group of HIV discordant couples that can help you to cope with your fears. Talking about your concerns is likely to be very helpful.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Soon After Contracting Hiv Will A Test Show Positive?
- Odds Of Contracting Hiv With An Infected Partner
- Cold Feet After Sex With Stripper Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Groin Pain After Condom Leak Worried I Have HIV
- Groin Pain After Swallowing Cum Worried I Have HIV
- Can You Get Std If You And Your Partner Are Virgin And Have Oral Sex?
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.