If you are HIV-positive, you can still have sex. In some cases, you can even have unprotected sex without putting your partner or partners at risk for HIV. The steps you need to take to protect yourself and your partner depend on several things. These include whether youre treating your HIV with medication.
Is it possible to sleep with someone who is HIV positive and not get infected?
Once your viral load has been undetectable for six months you are unable to pass HIV along through sex, as long as you continue to take your HIV treatments and remain undetectable. This means you can have sex without a condom without worrying about passing HIV on to your partner(s).
Who is more likely to get an STD male or female?
Studies have established that women have a higher biological risk for contracting STIs and HIV than men, with a higher probability of transmission from men to women than vice versa.
How long can you remain undetectable?
A persons viral load is considered “durably undetectable” when all viral load test results are undetectable for at least six months after their first undetectable test result. This means that most people will need to be on treatment for 7 to 12 months to have a durably undetectable viral load.
Is it harder for a man to get an STD from a woman?
There has been increasing evidence for the synergy between STI and HIV infection. Studies have established that women have a higher biological risk for contracting STIs and HIV than men, with a higher probability of transmission from men to women than vice versa.