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Is it safe to have male to male unprotected sex
Feb 28, 2002

I am 30 years male who is married and likes to have sex with another 30 years male who is also married. We all four of us have done the hiv test and found negative. Is it safe to have unprotected sex.

Response from Mr. Kull

If your partner remains HIV negative and does not have any other sexually transmitted infections, then you will not be at risk for any sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The real question is: how do you know if your partner remains HIV negative during your sexual relationship? Research has shown that a significant portion of infections among gay men occur with a regular or steady sexual partner. This may suggest that you don't or can't always know what your partner's risk is because you don't or can't always monitor his HIV status or know what he is doing with other partners.

The level to which you trust your partner to make these choices is really up to you. If you choose to continue to have unprotected sex with your male partner, it is crucial that you communicate about the risk for HIV and STDs and what happens if one of you has unprotected sex with another person.

RMK



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