He's HIV position and I'm not
Dec 21, 2011
I am head over heels in love with a man who was diagnosed with HIV in 1990. He did develop AIDS but his viral load has been undetectable for the past 10 years. He is an LCSW and well educated, yet he is insistent upon not wearing a condom. What does that say about how he feels about me? In other ways he is overprotective of my well being, but with this he feels there is no danger and I feel hurt because I know that's not the case. Doesn't he care if I get infected?
Response from Dr. Fawcett
One of the major challenges for any serodiscordant couple is communication, both about negotiating sexual practices and feelings. TheBody has some resource pages for this important concern (here ). You may want to consult as a couple both with a physician and a counselor to help you work through these issues. You need to be comfortable with all aspects of your relationship, including negotiating sex that respects the boundaries and comfort level of both of you.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Painful Red Spots After Licking Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Sinus Infection After Licking Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Sore Testicles After Sex With Hooker Worried I Have HIV
- Tingling In Fingers After Fingering Worried I Have HIV
- How Long Before Symptoms Of Std Show Up?
- Will Clindamycin Cure Chlamydia?
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.