Low Risk HIV is the same as HIV Negative?
Mar 28, 2012
Hello Dr. Cordova:
I just want to know if the 'Low Risk' of HIV is the same as HIV Nonreactive (Negative). If I had an unprotected oral sex with 2 homosexual men (non-group sex), will there be a possibility that I become an HIV Positive even it is a Low Risk of HIV Practices?
Response from Mr. Cordova
When we talk about risk, we talk about the possibility of something happening. When we talk about being positive or negative, that is about whether or not it actually happened. In the scenario you described, we know that oral sex is low-risk. What we don't know is whether or not transmission occurred. What we do know is that with oral sex, it is a low-risk activity and transmission is not likely.
Bottom line: It's possible, but it's not probable. Hope this helps.
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