Gay dating someone with hiv
That’s because it depends on a number of factors, including how much of the virus is in the other person’s fluids and how it’s getting into your body (through what site).
The important thing to know is that while each time you have unprotected sex with someone who is HIV positive the likelihood you’ll become infected is pretty low (an estimated 0.08 percent if an infected penis goes into your vagina, an estimated 0.04 percent if your penis goes into an infected vagina, and an estimated 1.4 percent if an infected penis goes into your butt), those numbers are true every time you do that act.
There are some main acts that can result in fluid and site coming together, resulting in a potential infection.
And then, getting a different result than your partner can be even harder if it brings issues of jealousy into the mix.
While both your situations may seem dire, the good news is that that’s not actually the case.
Latex and polyurethane condoms (both male/external and female/internal types) are a literal physical barrier against HIV — the holes in those materials are too small for the virus to get through.
However, the same isn’t true for lambskin condoms, which are more porous and allow HIV to pass through.