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Can You Have Sex With A Hiv Infected Person And Not Become Infected

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Sex with infected person without getting infected?

I was curious to know if it is actually 'possible' to have unprotected sex with a infected person (well, an infected woman that would be in my case) and not get infected myself? or is it certain that if unprotected sex happens between an...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
This is a forum for questions pertaining only to mental health and HIV NOT safer sex. Sorry, but I am not a medical or transmission expert so I can not respond to your question. I suggest that you resubmit it to the correct forum at the... Read more »

Risk after an oral sex with an HIV infected person

Hello,This Mr T. Four years ago, I had an oral sex with my ex-girlfriend. We didn't not have a sexual intercourse. I'm one of those that would like to wait to get married before having sex.So in order to calm my libido, I practice oral...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. From what you described you protected yourself very well. If you are sure that her HIV status happened after your relationship ended then you are fine. If you are not sure and want to be sure... Read more »

Is it safe to have unprotected sex with the same person who I infected

Me and my wife are 61 years of age being infected in 2004. Can I have unprotected sex with only my wife and still increase the risk of HIV. My CD count is 1450 Vload 268 my wife CD 395 Vload <68 We are both using Truvada & Efavirenz. Our...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected sex between two HIV-positive partners is not recommended due to the possibility of acquiring another strain of the virus (superinfection). See below.Dr. BobUsing latex condoms (SUPERINFECTION, 2009) (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE... Read more »

Am I infected after unprotected sex? "Acute HIV infection"

hi doctorbefore 10 days i had unprotected sex with sex worker,after 7 days i complained of sever sore throat ,my tonsils enlarged with multiple white spot on it(don't know if pus or tonsil stone )no fever,no skin rash,i want to know1_incubation...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It's going to be important for you to be tested at the 3 months since you did have risk for HIV. Unprotected vaginal/anal sex with a person whose status you don't know is risky.Also, symptoms can't tell us... Read more »
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Visiting HIV infected person

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
Hello Sir, I am from India..Please help me....

My father-in-law is HIV +ve. We came to know about this about 3 months back..
We are supposed to visit him for 2 days this weekend..

What I want to know is what precautions should I take while our visit..... Read more »

is almost imposible for a person to get infected?

Posted by scared77, 2 Replies
I was looking at the table where it says that

6.5 outta 10,000 of exposure by insertive tops can become infected when exposed to the virus.

50 outta 1,000 bottoms can become infected

5 outta 1,000 women in vaginal intercourse etc.

looking at these... Read more »

HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been... Read more »

HIV Infection Through Oral Sex

Posted by MattD, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I'm looking to get some information on HIV transmission through oral sex (I performed oral sex). Over the last few months I've had unprotected oral sex with several partners. From what they have told me they are HIV-, but I'm concerned that... Read more »