It's up to you to decide the right time to tell a date that you have genital herpes.
Follow two rules: First, don't wait until after having sex.
HIV is also known to transmit through sharing needles, and it can be passed from an infected pregnant woman to her unborn baby.
Teens & Families Raising Teens Issues & Dealing Communication Problem Teens Types of Parents Divorce Single Parents Teen Problems Drugs & Alcohol Relationships Teen Dating Pregnancy Safe Sex Body Image Teen Schooling Teen Jobs Teen Magazines Teen Books Teen Activities LIGHT KISSING and DEEP KISSING Defined: 'Light Kissing' would typically be closed-mouth kissing that doesn't involve the tongue, or as they say, 'swapping spit' (how romantic! 'Deep Kissing' is also known as 'French Kissing' and is done with the mouth slightly open and with the tongue reaching into the opposite mouth.
But the risk get close to zero with someone who is taking treatment and who has an undetectable viral load.
Risk assessment is difficult though, because say the risk is 1 in 100, then 99 people will be fine, but you could be the one who is unlucky.
However, infectious HIV particles are unable to survive in saliva." The most common way to spread HIV is through intercourse, anal or oral.
HIV is a much less infectious virus than many other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s).
Even without a condom, the risk for becoming infected varies depending on many factors.
Or you could think 1 in 100 is a low risk, and but catch HIV positive the first time that you have any exposure.
HIV and AIDS is still a very real concern for the gay, bisexual and trans* individuals.