Below are common health related questions that Jenn, Shafia and HIPE receive, we wanted to provide a space for easily accessible answers. If you have a question, click the box above to ask!
What are the issues/concerns around kissing, oral and vaginal/anal interactions with an HIV+ person if I use protection?
HIV can only be transmitted through breast milk, semen, vaginal fluid and blood. You cannot get HIV from kissing. But HIV transmission (as well as other STDs) is possible during anal, vaginal or oral sex. Using a barrier between body fluids, such as a condom or dental dam, is the best way to avoid transmitting diseases. While barriers lower the chances of receiving a disease by a large amount, it is not 100% guaranteed (like abstinence is).