So, for many in our world today, to call people to more than 40 days and nights without sex, to more than 40 years, in fact to potentially a whole lifetime without it, sounds totally implausible, even comical.And yet that is God’s clear call to all Christians who remain unmarried – including a not quite 40-year-old-virgin like me.During sex body fluids from someone with HIV can get inside a person who is HIV negative through the following body fluids: If the person with HIV has a detectable viral load this allows the virus to enter the HIV negative person’s bloodstream.This can happen during vaginal and anal sex (and sometimes oral sex too though this is much less common).
As a result the church needs to ignore the giggles and start rehabilitating the concepts of celibacy (or singleness) and chastity (or sexual self-control).
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This can happen if the person with HIV has a detectable viral load and no form of protection is being used – this is called unprotected sex.
If someone with HIV is taking HIV medication and has an undetectable viral load they cannot pass on HIV.
Condoms should be used with water-based lubricant as oil-based lube weakens them. An infection doesn’t happen every time unprotected sex takes place with someone who has HIV and a detectable viral load, but it could happen any time it takes place.