Getting intimate with a new partner can be incredibly exciting, but it can also be a little scary. That’s because there are a number of potentially hidden health threats to consider when beginning any new and intimate relationship.
To make sure your new relationship unfolds in a safe and healthy way, you need to ask your partner a series of very important questions. The key is to ask these queries up front and to make your decision on moving forward after carefully considering the answers you receive…
1. Have you Ever Tested Positive for HIV or AIDS?
This is a hugely important question to ask. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (or HIV), which can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, invades your T-cells, which help you fight infections and disease. Over time, HIV can actually prevent your body from preventing those infections, leaving you extremely vulnerable.
AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is even more serious. In fact, it’s technically the final stage of an HIV infection, meaning those with it have badly damaged immune systems and struggle to deal with even the most basic infections. HIV and AIDS are serious sexually transmitted infections, which is why it’s so important to ask your partner about them before having sex.