HIV Social Issues

Condoms, Testing, Monogamy, and Honesty

It's safer to use a condom if you are sexually active.

Phil Johnson, M.D., an AIDS clinician

Phil Johnson, M.D. discusses issues in HIV prevention related to honest disclosure and communication. People who wish to have sex with a new partner may lie about their status, saying it's negative when it's positive or unknown. People may also tell a partner they are being faithful in a monogamous relationship when in fact they are having sex outside the relationship as well. This means that if you have unprotected sex with a partner, you are betting your life on their being honest with you.

Condoms Testing Monogamy and Honesty
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Learn the HIV risk of different sexual activities when one partner is HIV positive and one partner is HIV negative (a discordant partnership)


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