Gay dating someone with hiv
I love him so much, I don’t even care right now that he cheated on me and got this lifelong disease. A: First of all, I want to recognize that that’s an intense situation to be confronted with.
I don’t want to leave him, but I don’t know how to help him or protect myself. We all should go in for regular sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, and it can be nerve-wracking for many of us, but most people going in for a routine test don’t think they’re going to come away with a positive test result.
The main ones are having unprotected sex (we’ll get to protection tools later) with someone who has HIV and sharing needles with someone living with HIV when you inject drugs.
HIV positive mothers can also transmit to their babies through blood during pregnancy and when they give birth, or during breastfeeding through breastmilk.
In order to potentially get their HIV into your system, you need to get it into your body through either a mucous membrane (which can be the lining of your vagina or anus, the tip of your penis, or the inside of your mouth depending on what parts you’ve got), a cut on your skin (it has to be pretty big and actively bleeding — a papercut or old cut that’s healed aren’t risks), or straight into your bloodstream through sharing needles.
There are some main acts that can result in fluid and site coming together, resulting in a potential infection.
Knowing how this virus is transmitted is what you need to protect yourself against it (if you’re HIV negative) or protect others from becoming infected (if you’re HIV positive).
You can’t tell if someone has HIV just by looking at them.
While both your situations may seem dire, the good news is that that’s not actually the case.In fact, some people don’t know they are infected with the virus for years, because they haven’t noticed any symptoms. However, some people experience symptoms in the first two to four weeks after they’ve been infected.These are usually described as an extremely bad flu — fever, a sore throat, headache, achy muscles and joints, and rash.The only foolproof way of not getting an STD is not having sex in the first place.Since that’s not how most adults operate, the good news is that there are an increasing number of ways you can protect yourself against becoming infected with HIV, while still being able to connect sexually with your HIV positive partner.