HIV and biting
May 22, 2014
I am HIV negative but my partner is positive. We have a sexual relationship but I always use protection and he adheres to his medication schedule. But one time during sex I gave him a couple of love bites without even thinking. I also have a habit of biting my lip during sex. After sex I realized what I had done and looked over the bites. There we're bite marks and it was red but no visible blood. The marks and redness were gone the next day. I also looked over my lips and saw no bleeding. I'm just concerned that there might be some bleeding that is too small to see. Again he is on medication and he strictly adheres to it and his viral load is undetectable. Should I still be worried though?
Response from Mr. Cordova
I would not be concerned. It doesn't sound like you broke the skin so transmission would not be possible.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
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.