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Protected Sex With Infected Partner

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Should I tell someone his/her partner has AIDS?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

What should I do when I know someone is HIV+ and is having a relationship, but does not tell his/her partner he's infected, and I am not sure if they are always having safe sex? Should I keep his right of not telling anyone his infected or should I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...bothmoralistic and legal issues here. In some places, if a person has HIV, theyhave a legal responsibility to notify their potential partners ahead of time,that they have HIV. However, this may not be the case in all places.Most people who have... Read more »

Is safe sex necessary if both partners are +

My husband and I are both positive and I was infected by him. Our Dr. says we must have safe sex... Read more »

Safe sex takent o an extreme? Do you think this is a bit much from my partner's doctor?

Hell Doctor,My partner, who has been positive for a year now and not on meds (but has a med to high... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...and from sharing needles. Many women with HIV do not know how they got infected. This suggests that one or more of their male partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...donot need them for birth control. However, condoms can prevent STD transmissionat any age. It is best for couples to discuss "safe sex" before passions affect good judgment. (See TWP info sheet called Negotiating for Condom Use ) Remember... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...monogamous (faithful) relationship is safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative); You both have sex only with your partner; and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of... Read more »
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Is safe sex needed between HIV+ partners?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is safe sex needed between HIV+ partners? Recent study suggests maybe not?? AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Sep;20(9):1026-31. Related Read more »

No safe sex, why?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Why do so many gay men who post on hook-up type web sites who state they are HIV- put they have no preference for having safe sex or not having safe sex? It seems crazy to me. Any thoughts on this? Read more »

Unprotected sex between HIV+ partners

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this site - it was recommended by my doctor. My question is this: what is the current thinking about bareback sex between HIV+ partners? My doctor says what we've heard about "superinfection" is a myth. What are your doctors saying about this?... Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had protected sex in nov and unprotected oral on me in dec, but recently in feb iwas diganose with genital warts very small ones , I had them removed Read more »