|High Risk Category
May 8, 2009
Hi I get tested for HIV every 3 months as I have a positive partner. We often engage in unprotected sex, as we both have reaction issues with condoms. We have been having unprotected sex now for almost 2 years and I have still been returning negative results. my partners viral loads are low, and T cells are above 1200. I have recently gotten flu like symptoms. Initially people were asking if I had Swine Flu! It has been now almost 3 weeks. Night sweats, fatigue, sore throat, dry cough and also collapsed at work. What are the chances that i have HIV? I am due to have my next tests in a months time. Thanx
| Response from Dr. Frascino
You've been playing sexual Russian roulette by having unprotected sex with a poz partner. I can't give your statistical-risk estimate other than to say you've been putting yourself at considerable risk for acquiring the virus. I assume you realize this fact. Testing is warranted out to six months from the time of your last potential exposure.
If latex condoms are a problem, I would recommend you try the polyurethane variety. There are also a number of other harm-reduction strategies for magnetic couples you should consider. You can read about these in the archives of this forum. We have an entire chapter devoted to magnetic couples.
I urge you to stop risking your health. If you dislike condoms, I can assure you that you'll dislike having AIDS even more. Wise up!
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