HIV isn’t one of the variables that determine whether you and your partner are an emotional and physical match. If all of the other elements of a relationship seem to be in place – sexual attraction, similar tastes and a mutual like for each other’s weirdness – both of you would be a fool to let mismatched statuses get in the way.
But there are a few things you should know when starting a relationship with an HIV-positive guy.
Talk to your doctor about PEP, “Post-Exposure Prophylaxis” (See fact sheet 156.) This has not yet been proven to avoid transmission between sex partners.
There is no cure for AIDS and ART won’t get rid of HIV infection, but it can help you live a full, healthy life.ART can also make it very unlikely that you will pass HIV infection to your partner.The risk of transmitting HIV is decreased if one’s viral load is undetectable.” -HIV Provider, Washington, DC If you are part of a mixed-status couple, it is important that you and your partner communicate openly and often about safer sex practices and HIV prevention.Healthcare providers and local HIV/AIDS organizations can be important sources of information and support for you and your partner.However, it still makes sense to take extra steps such as using a condom (see fact sheet 153.) Condoms are very effective at preventing the spread of HIV.
They must be used correctly, every time you have sex.
Perhaps there was no chemistry or a lack of shared interests, or maybe he was just a little bit of a dick.
Regardless of your reasoning to either call or not call him again, his HIV status shouldn’t be a factor.
SERODISCORDANT COUPLES WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL ISSUES FOR MIXED COUPLES? Agree on ways of sexual expression that fit with the level of risk you are comfortable with.
REDUCING THE RISKS USING A CONDOM OTHER WAYS TO REDUCE RISK IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO HIV HAVING CHILDREN IF THE MAN HAS HIV HAVING CHILDREN IF THE WOMAN HAS HIV Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called “serodiscordant” or “mixed serostatus”. “Serostatus” refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. Talking to a sexual or relationship counselor can help.
If you can get used to using condoms, you can relax and enjoy yourselves more during sexual activity.