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HIV+ - HIV- Partner PLEASE ANSWER!!!
Jun 8, 2001

Hello!

I've been HIV+ for a few years and know what it feels like. Anyhow I had a partner for three years and he never wanted to wear a condom when he penetrated me, we broke up and he tells me he remains HIV-.

Now I've been in a three months relationship with a guy that also tells me that he's HIV-. Everytime we have sex we use protection but lately he has been introducing me without a condom but never ejaculates inside, after a few seconds of penetration he pulls out and then puts on a condom, what are the chances of me infecting him? I'm very confused based on my previous experience.

Thank You!

Response from Mr. Kull

It is quite possible that you could infect your partner, especially if you guys have repeated episodes of unprotected (anal?) sex. The fact that your last partner did not get infected does not mean that your current partner will not. Do your best to talk with your partner about using condoms throughout sexual intercourse.

Questions similar to yours have been answered in this forum before. Take a look at:

"A Serodiscordant Couple" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/PreventionSexual/Q11659.qna)

"How Long After Exposure" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Treatment/Q11084.qna)

"Unprotected Anal Sex" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q10974.qna)

"Serodiscordant male couple anal sex" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q2984.qna)

Having protected sex with one's partner all of the time can be very difficult for many people. It makes a lot of sense that you would both want to forget about HIV and be closer with each other. Unfortunately, HIV is very real for you guys and transmission could happen. Try to seek out some support if you have difficulty working this out together.

RMK



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