Over the past century, there is no disease that has caused as much fear and concern as the HIV/AIDS virus. It has become a global killer and there is no cure for the virus, which is why there are so many misconceptions and confusions about how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. Social stigma about STD is extremely harsh and this has created a lot of problems for people who have the disease when it comes to dating and relationships. This is why we have decided to provide you with the knowledge that you need when you are dating someone that is HIV positive.
Know yourself about HIV
Whenever you become sexually intimate with a new partner, you should make sure that you have the proper tests first in order to ensure that you have not contracted HIV. This is important, since you want to make sure that you are taking the right steps when you enter into a relationship with someone who has got the virus. Having the knowledge that you don’t have the virus will allow you to make the right choices in the relationship or when you should start your treatment if it is required.
Learn The HIV Facts
The more information you have about the HIV virus the more at ease you will be when you are dating someone that has got the infection. You need to learn how it acts, where it starts, and how it is transmitted, which will all help you decide the next course of your relationship. The HIV virus also has different strains, which should be studied as well, since the virus can be transmitted even if you have been infected. Having the proper knowledge and facts about HIV will allow you to have a healthy relationship with your partner.
Dating Casually Is Not Dangerous, But Sex with HIV is Dangerous
There is no harm in dating casually, since the virus can only be transmitted between people when they engage in sexual activities and there is an exchange of certain body fluids. You don’t have to worry about being infected by the virus if you hold hands, walk with your partner or even embrace them. You don’t have to worry about sharing your food and eating in the same plate as your partner. You will have to ensure that your partner doesn’t smoke and avoids certain foods when they are getting treatment for the virus. So make sure that learn about the restrictions and the activities that can be dangerous for your partner.
To Kiss Or Not To Kiss, Sex or No Sex
This is a hotly debated topic, since HIV transmission can only occur when bodily fluids are exchanged it has brought the attention firmly on open mouth kissing. There are studies that have shown that during open mouth kissing, if the infected person has got bleeding gums, the transmission of the virus can be done through the saliva. However, closed mouth kissing is completely safe, and there is no reason to worry about getting intimate in that way with your partner.