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Posted by: Wondering | 2010/02/10

Is this possible?

Is it possible for an HIV infected women to have unprotected intercourse with a male partner for approx four years and the partner testing neg? If so how?

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Our expert says:
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Hallo Wondering
The risk of contracting HIV with each sexual encounter depends on whether the HIV positive partner is taking ARV's (causes a low viral load in the body), whether the male is circumcised, kind of intercourse (vaginal intercourse has a lower risk than anal intercourse) and probably pure luck. I would not recommend taking the risk. The HIV positive woman could also have had a false positive test and it may be necessary to go for a follow up test to confirm.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Wondering | 2010/02/11

Thank you for your answer Doctor, you where a great help. And I would like to thank you for the great work you are doing for us on this site, you give us hope and peace with our fears.

THANK YOU!

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/02/10

Hallo Wondering
The risk of contracting HIV with each sexual encounter depends on whether the HIV positive partner is taking ARV's (causes a low viral load in the body), whether the male is circumcised, kind of intercourse (vaginal intercourse has a lower risk than anal intercourse) and probably pure luck. I would not recommend taking the risk. The HIV positive woman could also have had a false positive test and it may be necessary to go for a follow up test to confirm.
Dr Bets

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