May 18, 2009
i had unprotected sex with my husband who"s been hiv positive over since 1993 and has been undetected on and off dor the past 2 years.we have had unprotected sex for the past year.i tested through out that year,with negative results. question?why have i been tested negative?
Response from Dr. Frascino
The best analogy I can give is pregnancy. When couples try to get pregnant and stop using birth control they don't always conceive with their first unprotected nookie, right? In fact some couples try for years and then one day wham, conception occurs. Similarly with HIV: Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission. In fact many don't. However, that doesn't mean one exposure can't lead to HIV transmission! Certainly just like pregnancy it can happen with the first unprotected sexual coupling. You mention your husband has had undetectable HIV plasma viral loads "on and off." Certainly when the HIV viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels the risk of HIV transmission decreases significantly.
My advice to you is to begin protecting yourself (and your HIV-negative status) immediately by insisting on latex condoms each and every time. You'll also need follow-up HIV tests at both the three- and six-month marks to confirm your negative status.
Stay safe and stay well.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Loose Stool After Sex With Stripper Condom Broke Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Rash After Giving Oral Worried I Have HIV
- Sore Throat After Giving A Bj Worried I Have HIV
- Stinging Pain After Insertive Anal Sex With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- How Long Does It Take To Get Symptoms Of An Std?
- How Long Does Vaginal Thrush Last?
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.