I am in a relationship with a an HIV positive person, what can be done to minimize the risk?
I am in a relationship with a an HIV positive person, we use protection all the time, we also do oral sex and that’s my worry, what are the chances of getting infected throw oral sex?
What can be done to minimize the risk?
I also want to know about kissing, we kiss a lot, that was before we found out about his positive status, and my negative one, can we gave a normal relationship without exposing myself to the virus?
Kidding can increase risk of infection, and oral can be done with protection on, lips can get you infected, so I recommend repeating the tests
Oral sex has low risk of transmitting HIV, but it is possible if sexual fluids get in the mouth and if there are bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Pieces of latex or plastic wrap over the vagina, or condoms over the penis, can be used as barriers during oral sex. Condoms without lubricants are best for oral sex.
HIV infection can occur during sexual activity. Sex is safe only if there is no HIV, no blood or sexual fluids, or no way for HIV to get into the body.
You can reduce the risk of infection if you avoid unsafe activities or if you use barriers like condoms.
be careful of your body and your partner’s. Cuts, sores, or bleeding gums increase the risk of spreading HIV.
Kissing is not commonly seen to cause HIV transmission but you should be cautious of not having sores or cuts in mouth and lips as in that case the virus can penetrate your blood via the wound..
Oral sex should be avoided as although this too has a low risk of transmitting but still genital fluids can cause transmission as they are the most common agent of transmission of viruses..
Always use double condoms before intercourse..
Hope this helps..