Radd saidYou can post all of the studies you want, but one question remains the same......are you going to trust the word of a stranger that he has an undetectable viral load? Unless this is your monogamous life partner and you go to the doctor with him and see his paperwork, none of this shit even matters in real life.
If a man says he is POZ (anything after that is ignored) rejection is the norm. At least from uninformed people. So if someone is disclosing they are POZ it's a point of honesty. And he is open to talk about it....if you haven't run away already!
OK yeah, he "says" he is undetectable. You scoff. But he's already told you he's positive. He's told you something that is guaranteed to put someone like you on alert. You could ask what his numbers are. How often he gets tested. Has he ever had a blip. I have my results scanned and on my smart phone.
This is ridiculous. No smartphone pictures of tests or anything is worth risking your health for one fuck. This is what you fail to see, Tim. Barebacking is not enough of a reason not to wear a condom with a stranger, ever it doesn't matter what they say about their status or viral load. Why flirting with disaster? If you care about your health wear a condom during hook ups, as simple as that.
David, if condoms worked that well, we wouldn't have had an epidemic. Condoms have had 30 years. With no end in sight. Not until antivirals came along was there a change.
They aren't bad, they need additional risk reduction methods like PrEP.
It's 100% up to you to decide what you are willing to use for protection. If it's condoms only you are putting yourself at risk.
A smartphone pic is only a part of a conversation. Not a hookup. You'd obviously never have sex with someone who was POZ. And that's your prerogative, just as I don't want the problems negative people cause.
I have posted the ACON guidelines several times.
It's only 5 things.
There are now at least five strategies that reasonably constitute‘safe sex’,provided that certain parameters are met.
They are:1.The use of Condoms during casual encounters between men of unknown or discordant serostatus.
2.HIV negative men taking effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
3.Men living with HIV who only have sex without condoms when they have a sustained undetectable viral load (UVL) and in the absence of sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
4.Effective use of serosorting between HIV positive men.
5.Effective negotiated safety agreements.
You and I agree with #1, do we not?