Mar 24, 2004
I KNOW THIS QUESTION WILL SOUND STUPID BUTT IT KINDA MAKES SINCE.I HAVE HAD MY TUBES TIED MY HUSBAND IS HIV + CAN A TUBALIZATION MAKES YOUR CHANCES LESS FROM BEING INFECTED WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED TWO YEARS HES BEEN INFECTED ABOUT 6 YRS. CD4 138 AND VL OVER 100,000 WHAT ARE MY CHANCES WITH UNPROTECTED SEX SAY IF HE PULLS OUT ONLY
Response from Dr. Lee
You are taking very serious risks by not using condoms when having intercourse with an HIV infected man. The virus is located, often in greater numbers, in semen and not just in blood. As you know, the tubal ligation does not change anything about his semen, including how much virus might be in it. Therefore, a tubal ligation does not reduce your risk in any way.
Also, most men have leakage of semen before they ejaculate, so if he pulls out there may still be enough virus in the semen left in your vagina to cause infection with HIV.
BE CAREFUL! USE CONDOMS!
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