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Can an HIV positive man have unprotected sex with an HIV negative woman and leave her uninfected?


You may as well play Russian Roulette. Sure, perhaps she won't get it and maybe she will -- but does anyone really want to play that game? No one with HIV should ever, ever be having unprotected sex -- even with an HIV+ partner, who can have a different or worse strain of the virus. This can wreck the effectiveness of the medications one or both partners are taking.

If you have HIV, you have a responsibility to disclose your serostatus to any sex partner before sex happens. Then, if that risk is acceptable to them, you need to protect yourself and your partner by using condoms and a lube that kills HIV on contact. This is by no means foolproof, but certainly safer than unprotected sex. If the sex has already occurred, the HIV- partner should not delay getting tested.

It is possible that she would not be infected, but unlikely. It is easier for men to infect women through unprotected sex than for women to infect men.

Someone could be exposed to HIV several times and not get infected, or they could be exposed only ONCE and get infected.

Edit: Several people have suggested use of 2 condoms for extra protection. Using two condoms at once actually increases the risk that they will break, leaving you unprotected. Use one at a time.

Yes. Indeed, most encounters with HIV positive people do not result in HIV transmission. This is particularly true when the hiv infected partner has a low viral load.
This is a matter of very recent controversy, because of something called the Swiss Study published a few months ago. Essentially, the leading HIV experts in Switzerland said that the risk of transmission between a man and a woman when one of them was HIV positive could be negligible under three conditions. Firstly, the positive partner had to be on medication and with an undetectable viral load for 6 months or more. Secondly, both partners had to be free of other STDs. Thirdly, the positive partner had to adhere strictly to their medical regime.
This is not by any means accepted as good advice. Not even the Swiss would say that unprotected sex is ever a good idea between serodiscordant couples (couples where one partner is positive and one is negative).
Also, the research on which the Swiss Study relies is based on observation and accounts given by couples.
I think it fair to say that most HIV experts would consider that the risk is more than negligible (in other words significant) even under the conditions that the Swiss consider relevant to their statement. However, most also accept that the risk of transmission is much smaller under those conditions.
Without exception, no HIV expert worth the name would suggest that unprotected sex with an HIV positive person was a good idea.
What you could take away from all of the above is that having a fulfilling sexual relationship with an HIV positive person is possible. Use a condom, just know that, if it breaks the risk of transmission is much less under certain conditions.
Play safe.

I think if someone is HIV positive and you are negative and you sleep with them, the chances of you getting HIV are very high. If I found out a man had HIV, I wouldn't even sleep with him with him wearing a condom on. I would be too scared too. What if the condom breaks?

No not always. There is only a risk a great risk if it's unprotected sex. Sometimes you might get 'lucky' and get away with it. But my advice would be to use two condoms to stop been infected.

well if you let her know that you are hiv and she wants to go ahead with it double the condoms and have fun

i don't know and i wouldn't take any advice on here seriously. you need to get this information from your doctor.

of course it's possible, but to even risk it is criminal in my humble opinion

if anyones stupid enough to try this then i hope they have fun with hiv

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