Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


HIV risk and testing "low risk activities with hiv+ person"
Feb 27, 2012

I am writing because I am in a relationship with an HIV + male. We dated for 2 months before he told me about his condition and during that period of time we practiced low risk sexual activities (oral sex). I now tested with a third generation elisa after 6 weeks and resulted negative, but still do not feel well and am very anxious. How reliable is such testing? I am very scared of further testing as the chances of receiving a positive result will be higher.

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

There are many ways for "magnetic couples" to be happy, healthy, and sexually active together. However, all of this takes open and honest communication between partners.

In terms of testing, a test at 6 weeks will give you a very good idea of your status (although we recommend a 3 month test for certainty). Further/regular testing is important if you encounter any risk. This is more of a fail-safe to make certain of your status over time. Remember to take into account too that constant stressing out can come up physically (such as feeling kinda sickie).

Oral sex is very low risk for HIV providing that oral health is good / no recent flossing or brushing, there are no STDs present, and the HIV+ partner is in treatment / viral load is low. These things take communication with your partner.

For vaginal or anal sex, condom use and trying to become undetectable for the HIV+ partner are very important.

Hope this helps!

Erik



Previous
"are condoms trully safe during anal sex"
Next
condoms use

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement