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Offline alejofm05

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HIV+ boyfriend
« on: May 07, 2012, 05:32:56 PM »
I'm a 24 year old male; I started a relationship with an HIV+ guy a couple of weeks ago. I've been reading through this forum which has cleared a lot of questions and concerns that I had, and has make me feel comfortable about getting involved with this guy. I've been doing some research and one question that can't seem to find a clear answer is for how long will the virus remain infectious outside of the body? Part of the concern is because this past weekend we had sex and my boyfriend ejaculated on my back, I stayed on bed a couple of minutes, around 5, before getting into the shower. Once in the shower I put soup on my hands and washed my back and kept going down washing my ass and anus with the same hand without rinse it first. I didn't realize this until I was back on bed, habit. I know that I'm still a little apprehensive about the situation but is there any legitimate risk about this event? Also, his viral load is undetectable as of his last visit to the doctor 3 months ago; he has been undetectable for over a year now.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV+ boyfriend
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 05:35:56 PM »
I'm a 24 year old male; I started a relationship with an HIV+ guy a couple of weeks ago. I've been reading through this forum which has cleared a lot of questions and concerns that I had, and has make me feel comfortable about getting involved with this guy. I've been doing some research and one question that can't seem to find a clear answer is for how long will the virus remain infectious outside of the body? Part of the concern is because this past weekend we had sex and my boyfriend ejaculated on my back, I stayed on bed a couple of minutes, around 5, before getting into the shower. Once in the shower I put soup on my hands and washed my back and kept going down washing my ass and anus with the same hand without rinse it first. I didn't realize this until I was back on bed, habit. I know that I'm still a little apprehensive about the situation but is there any legitimate risk about this event? Also, his viral load is undetectable as of his last visit to the doctor 3 months ago; he has been undetectable for over a year now.
HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

Offline lost_boy

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Re: HIV+ boyfriend
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 06:59:59 PM »
Good that you are taking this all seriously and hope the relationship goes well! Just continue to practice safe sex and you should have nothing to worry about :)

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV+ boyfriend
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 09:09:36 PM »
Good that you are taking this all seriously and hope the relationship goes well! Just continue to practice safe sex and you should have nothing to worry about :)
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Offline alejofm05

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Re: HIV+ boyfriend
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 09:31:53 PM »
Thanks for your response Rapid Rod, and for your good wishes lost_boy.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HIV+ boyfriend
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 09:49:19 PM »
Alejo, with regard to concern about the sexual transmission of HIV, the only confirmed risks for that happening are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as condoms are used consistently for those activities you will be well protected.

As has been pointed out to you, HIV is a very fragile virus and is not passed by being on your skin or through kissing, mutual masturbation, anal rubbing and other sexual activities.

Andy Velez

 


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