Growing evidence suggests that as HIV medicines become more efficacious, HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral medications are significantly less likely to transmit the virus to a sexual partner than someone not taking medication.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.
Dear Reader, There is no way for a sexually active person to be 100 percent certain that s/he is protected from HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted infection (STI).
He will be happy that you feel comfortable talking about it with him and, more than likely, will be able to allay any worry you may have. Don’t assume that you are the only one who is afraid.
What will hurt his feelings is if you make assumptions and don’t give him the benefit of the doubt. Just because he was upfront and honest with you about his status, doesn’t mean he is a pro at dating while HIV-positive.
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.