4 months ago
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Dear MizzB

I AM a 24-year-old HIV-positive woman.

My ex deliberately infected me by removing the condom while we were having sex.

I have left him and I’m taking treatment.

I recently met someone, but I’m afraid of having sex with him as I fear I could infect him.

Is it safe for an HIV-positive woman to date?

  • Lady

Dear Lady

There is no reason an HIV-positive woman should not enjoy sex, as long as precautions are taken consistently.

The most important thing is to be honest about your status before any sexual encounter takes place.

You should also encourage your partner to get tested.

In the event that your partner is HIV negative, pre-exposure prophylaxis is available.

Continue to take your treatment consistently.

For more info, send a Please Call Me to 083 323 1023 or email mizzb@lovelife.org.za

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