Dating someone with hiv
Statistically speaking, you’re more likely to contract HIV from a sexual partner you meet on a night out than a partner who knows he's HIV positive and is on treatment.I debated for over a month if being with this man was a risk I was willing to take.
I wasn’t making him feel any better about something he couldn’t change.After a bunch of statistical calculations about odds and things I don’t really understand, it was established the maximum likely chance of transmission from someone on fully suppressive HIV therapy was 2.5 percent for receptive anal sex.It was also noted the actual figure could be closer to zero. I realized my apprehension didn’t stem from his HIV status; it stemmed from the way HIV was —and still is — misrepresented.How high are my chances of contracting it if we are careful?Dear Reader, There is no way for a sexually active person to be 100 percent certain that s/he is protected from HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted infection (STI).The more I learned and the more I contemplated, I came to the conclusion there was virtually no risk at all.
The HIV partner study (the study that changed the way I view HIV) studied 767 couples who had differing HIV statuses.
It's in the way you catch him staring at you as you look up from your glass of wine.
It's in the way he smiles at you endearingly as you struggle with your chopsticks.
Dear Alice, I recently began dating a guy who is HIV positive.
I know how it is transmitted and the risks involved, but I was wondering if there are any statistics out about being infected in my similar situation.
Growing evidence suggests that as HIV medicines become more efficacious, HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral medications are significantly less likely to transmit the virus to a sexual partner than someone not taking medication.