Ask a Pro: Can You Contract HIV If You Have Condomless Sex With an Undetectable Partner?

Ask a Pro: Can You Contract HIV If You Have Condomless Sex With an Undetectable Partner?

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Considering that we’re constantly bombarded with messages, warnings and internet horror stories about sex, it’s understandable that sex can bring up all sorts of questions. Pursuing a healthy and fulfilling sex life can be a challenge, even though our sex should be free of fear and shame (and full of fun and pleasure). Since knowledge is one of the best ways to feel empowered around sex, there’s a new video series can help you get that knowledge.

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Ask A Pro is a new series launched by Hornet that’ll help provide you with answers for your burning questions on sexual health.

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The “Ask A Pro” series features sexual health professionals providing clear and easy-to-understand answers on subjects like what it means to be undetectable, how PrEP works and living with HIV. Alex Garner, Senior Health Innovation Strategist at Hornet, provides the rundown in English while Ricardo Baruch, a researcher and public health expert from Mexico, has you covered in Spanish.

The first video in the series tackles the common question of having condomless sex with someone who is undetectable: If your sexual partner is HIV-positive but undetectable and you don’t use condoms, can you still get HIV? Think you know the answer? Check it out.

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Here are the first two videos in the “Ask A Pro” series:

The video above is about condomless sex. But for the Spanish speakers among us, the first video in the series explores all the options for preventing HIV — there are so many now. Are you familiar with all of them?

We want to ensure that you know as much as possible about your HIV-prevention options so that you can make informed decisions about your health. Gay social networks present a great opportunity to talk to other men about sex and health. It’s an ongoing conversation with interesting questions and compelling answers.

Feel free to comment with any questions you may want answered below. We want to hear from you!


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