The risks of transmitting HIV are different for men and women, and your provider can give you information to help you conceive safely.
Therefore, taking an HIV test is not a way to find out if your partner is infected.Ask your partner if he or she has been tested for HIV and about his or her risk behaviors, both now and in the past.Healthcare providers and local HIV/AIDS organizations can be important sources of information and support for you and your partner.CDC’s Lower Your Sexual Risk for HIV Understanding Risk Activities When One Partner Is HIV+ Substance Abuse/Use Pregnancy & Childbirth Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Blood Transfusions & Organ/Tissue Transplants Using Condoms Who is at Risk for HIV? HIV is not necessarily transmitted every time you have sex.
If you are the HIV-negative partner in a mixed-status relationship, here are steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting HIV: “I counsel my patients that the greatest gift an HIV-positive partner can give an HIV-negative partner is the gift of undetectability.
The risk of transmitting HIV is decreased if one’s viral load is undetectable.” -HIV Provider, Washington, DC If you are part of a mixed-status couple, it is important that you and your partner communicate openly and often about safer sex practices and HIV prevention.