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.
HIV or hepatitis C can complicate how you feel about relationships, whether you are single, dating, or in a long-term couple. If dating doesn’t feel right for you, don’t feel pressure to do it.
But it doesn’t mean you have to get out of the game. Women make different decisions about what’s right for them.
How high are my chances of contracting it if we are careful?
Dear Alice, I recently began dating a guy who is HIV positive.I know how it is transmitted and the risks involved, but I was wondering if there are any statistics out about being infected in my similar situation.