Aug 18, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
If you and your partner both tested negative, would you still use protection for anal sex?
WhoDey saidI think most people would say yes. The better question is, At what point in the relationship do you decide it is ok to bareback?
kingmo saidremember that an HIV test is a snapshot in time... in the PAST.
just because you tested negative, doesn't mean that you're negative forever. it means that at the time of your test, it did not detect HIV antibodies.
HIV antibodies take 3-6months to show up in the blood stream after infection. testing once is not enough. you have to continually re-test.
are you and your partner monogamous? have you discussed what the word "monogamous" means to each of you? some people will have sex on the side, even in a monogamous relationship (its called cheating)
many people have been infected by their partners who were having outside sex, even though they thought that they were monogamous and had been together for decades.
trust is a very abstract thing - you're not quite sure when its there, and even still, it can be broken.
a condom is very real and they can break too, but at least you know when its there and when its not.
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThis topic has been done dozens of times.