|Am I putting him at risk?
Oct 18, 2007
Dr. Bob, I just wanted to say what a comfort you and the other experts on thebody have been as I come to terms with my new reality. I am in a very loving magnetic relationship with an HIV negative guy who also happens to have Type 1 Diabetes. Since learning my status we have practiced VERY safe sex but I am concerned about the needle pricks he has to do for blood glucose testing. Is there a risk of HIV transmission if his fingertips come in contact with my semen? I am now sure if I am just being hypervigilant or if this is something I need to be concerned about but I do know I love my partner very much and couldn't handle hurting him in any way.
Thank you for listening. Scared.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, I'd say you were being hypervigilant. However, if you want an extra degree of safety your partner could use a small dab of liquid bandage (New-Skin, Band-Aid Liquid Bandage, etc.) for an extra layer of protection.
Best of luck and love to you both.
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