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Re: condoms
      11/15/13 02:22 AM

I think you are facing two different issues:

1. With an undetectable viral load, you, especially as the 'active' partner, are capable of passing on the virus to your partner. The risk may be low or it may not, depending on many factors, including adherence to medication, presence of STIs, whether or not you have an 'open' relationship, etc. Remember that the test measures viral load in the blood, not semen, which is thought to be higher. So in terms of closeness to your partner, I'm sure it would do a lot of damage to your relationship if you infected him with the virus.

2. The second issue is that you see a condom as a "barrier" and you say you have a wall or mental block in your brain. I think you and your partner need to deal with this, possibly with the help of a counsellor. I personally have always used condoms with my partner of 16 years and they help us to stay close ... we make it fun by playing with them and putting them on together. So they don't need to be a barrier, but you have created this issue in your mind and I hope you can deal with it.

I hope that helps.

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. * Re: condoms 1hotjamie4u   11/15/13 02:22 AM
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. * Re: condoms riverprincessModerator   11/20/13 02:24 PM
. * Re: condoms DJlavis   12/05/13 03:50 AM
. * Re: condoms Angel_Ronnie   11/14/13 10:35 AM

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