But when that information is shared, you and your partner can both make informed choices about safer sex, including using condoms and medicines that prevent and treat HIV. campaign has information and resources as well as practical tips for starting conversations about safe sex and HIV.
There is no “right” way to disclose, but here are some tips that can help you: Need more? Also, it’s important to keep in mind that many states have laws that require you to tell your sexual partners if you are HIV-positive before you have sex (anal, vaginal, or oral).
However, even if you have an undetectable viral load, you still have HIV in your body, which means there is still a chance that you could potentially infect a partner.
Taking other actions, like using a condom consistently and correctly, can lower your chances of transmitting HIV even more.
For more information, see CDC’s page on Serosorting among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men.
If you are living with HIV, you may be wondering whether you can ever date or get married. ” It’s true that the issue of having a sexual relationship with a partner can cause anxiety when you are living with HIV.
But you have to remember—“living with HIV” means just that: Living!
However, the CDC does not recommend serosorting as a safer sex practice.
Among the reasons it is not recommended is that serosorting does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), syphilis, and herpes.
I had chosen the single life since my diagnosis five years ago.