By practicing sex with condoms, its possible to have a healthy and complete romantic relationship with someone living with HIV. Taking a preventive medication such as PrEP or PEP can reduce the chances of exposure to HIV. If someone with HIV has an undetectable viral load, they cant transmit HIV to others.
Is it possible to date someone who is HIV-positive?
HIV passes from one person to another during sex through body fluids like semen, vaginal fluid, and anal mucus. But with the right precautions, you can have sex with almost no risk of passing the virus to your partner. One way to be safe is to take antiretroviral treatment (ART).
What should I do if my partner is HIV-positive?
Can I Stay With My Partner and Protect Myself From HIV?Use condoms. Its important to use condoms the right way every time you have anal or vaginal sex. Take medication. A doctor can prescribe an antiretroviral medicine to help protect you from getting HIV. Make sure your partner takes their medicine.15 Jan 2020
What are the chances of contracting HIV from an infected person?
HIV transmits through bodily fluids, such as blood, semen, and breast milk. A person who has anal, vaginal, or oral sex with a person that has detectable levels of HIV has a less than 2% chance of contracting it. People can use condoms or other barrier methods to lower their chance of contracting HIV through sex.
Can I infect my partner while on ARVs?
You cant transmit HIV if you take ARVs correctly and are virally suppressed. Zero risk of HIV transmission via condomless sex. That is what the worlds largest study among HIV-positive gay men, who are on effective antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, has found.
Can I try for a baby while on ARVs?
If you are a woman with HIV and intend to get pregnant, most antiretroviral drugs are considered safe during pregnancy. If you are currently on treatment, you will likely be advised to continue if you become pregnant as long as you have an undetectable viral load.