An incredibly sad question from Ask Metafilter, where strangers can ask other strangers questions, using their username or anonymously. A gay man and his new partner supposedly get tested for HIV (both supposedly negative) and start having unprotected anal intercourse. Only later does the man get curious about the blue pill his partner takes every day, for “joint pains,” run a drug imprint search, and find out it’s an HIV drug.
I can’t imagine who would do such a terrible, vile thing. Sickens me.
Just for the record–and this is for everyone, whatever type of sex you have and whoever you have it with–there is a “window period” where someone can have HIV but still have a negative HIV test. While it’s getting shorter with better and better tests, all the folks I talk to still say the window period can be up to 6 months (but it’s up to 3 months for 98% of people). Please, please, practice safer sex, talk about these things with your partner(s), and get tested. One negative HIV test does not put anyone in the clear if they’ve had sex recently. If you use it, test it.