biyfriend is hiv+ and i am negative
Apr 21, 2009
Hello Dr. Bob, i have been in a monogomous relationship with the same man for two years and have come to find out he is hiv+. We have had unprotected sex for two years 3-4 times a week, how is iy possible that i am hiv negative...I'm scared and nervous.. i went to the health department the day after i found out and did a raoid test which they tell me is neative
Response from Dr. Frascino
The reason it's possible for you to remain HIV negative despite multiple exposures to your HIV-positive boyfriend is that not every HIV exposure leads to viral transmission (thankfully!). In fact most don't! For instance the CDC estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from receptive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 10 per 10,000 exposures. You'll need HIV tests at the three- and six-month marks to confirm your negative status. Check the archives and you'll find many others who have stories similar to yours!
Good luck to both you and your boyfriend!
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