Advice dating someone hiv positive
Matthew Hodson, the Chief Executive of GMFA, writes on the continued stigmatisation of HIV-positive people, and argues that avoiding sex or a relationship with someone HIV-positive is actually a bad strategy.
I’ve been living with diagnosed HIV for many years.
In fact, in a study of almost 3,000 monogamous serodiscordant couples, it was found that with the use of antiretroviral therapy, only 3.4 percent of sexually active couples would transmit HIV from the infected to uninfected partner over a period of 100 years.
Risk is reduced even further when the following qualifications are met: Risk of transmission varies with viral load, which is entirely unique to each individual.
In that time I’ve had my share of sexual and romantic rejections on the basis of my HIV status.
While these don’t make up any of my happiest memories, I’ve tried to take it on the chin. Firstly, as a safer sex strategy, it just doesn’t work.
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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.