Safe sex hiv positive

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If you just tested positive for HIV, you may not want to think about having sex. Some people who get HIV feel guilty or embarrassed. Or they may be afraid of infecting a partner and decide sex is too risky. These are common reactions, especially if you got HIV through sex. Chances are, however, that you will want to have sex again.

Prevention

Can You Get HIV From Having Sex With Someone Who Has AIDS? (for Teens) - Nemours KidsHealth

We assume you are referring whether you can be "re-infected" or "superinfected" with another strain of HIV. It is true that a person who's been infected with one strain can become infected with a second strain when exposed to it such as through unprotected sex , but this appears to be quite uncommon. A person whose first HIV infection is relatively recent may be more susceptible to infection with a second strain. Someone may become sicker once the second strain of the virus enters the system. This happens because the new strain may be more difficult for the immune system to control, or because the new strain is resistant to the HIV medications the person is taking. See resistance testing for an explanation of what it means for the virus to be resistant. For a person with HIV who is taking antiretroviral medicine and has an undetectable viral load, the risk of infecting someone else or becoming re-infected through sex is extremely low.

Sexual Intimacy With an HIV-Positive Partner

And with the right precautions, even that most intimate of connections — conceiving a child together — can safely be accomplished. One way to address the anxiety about infecting a partner is to understand the exact level of risk involved with different types of sexual activity. Among heterosexuals, vaginal intercourse is a common route of HIV transmission, with the woman at greater risk for HIV infection than the man.
Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. You can use strategies such as abstinence not having sex , limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex. If you have HIV, there are many actions you can take to prevent transmitting it to others. If you take HIV medicine as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral load or stay virally suppressed , you can stay healthy and have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to an HIV-negative sex partner.