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Sex During Period - Mixed Status Couple

Jun 15, 2009

Hello, I am + and my husband is negative. We have sex regularly and always use a condom.

I recently read that menstrual blood is far more infectious than ordinary vaginal fluid. If so, would you recommend abstaining from sex during my period? Even if we use condoms.

I haven't really got a straight answer on this....


Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Rita,

HIV viral load can vary in the blood and vaginal/cervical fluids. Many factors may come into play, including the presence or absence of antiretrovirals and, if present, the specific antiretrovirals being used. The bottom line is that both vaginal/cervical fluids and blood are considered infectious fluids and must be avoided by properly using a latex or polyurethane condom for penetrative sex. HIV, whether in blood or vaginal/cervical fluid, cannot permeate intact latex (or polyurethane).

Dr. Bob

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