If you are the HIV-negative partner in a mixed-status relationship, here are steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting HIV: “I counsel my patients that the greatest gift an HIV-positive partner can give an HIV-negative partner is the gift of undetectability.

"Many of the women I speak to arereally conscious and aware about the possibility of gettingpregnant," continues Bard.

"They'll use oral contraception, haveinjections or get the coil, but too often that's kind of a fullstop.

But I was tipsy and there had been a lot ofsaucy messages exchanged before the date, so I was horny andcouldn't resist the guy, even though neither of us had condoms onus," she says.

"The following day, I tried to do some damagecontrol; I bought the morning-after pill from a pharmacy and madean appointment at a clinic to get tested a week later."She opted for the full range of tests,including an instant HIV test, where you receive the results withinthree minutes.

In response to the study, Dr Steve Taylor, aconsultant in sexual health and HIV medicine at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, said: "This is definitely something we areseeing in our sexual health and HIV clinics, both among gay men andheterosexuals.

Without a doubt, technology has facilitated rapidpartner change and therefore it is a perfect environment forsexually transmitted infections and HIV to spread.""We only need people to get keener on thedating apps, and less careful with condoms, and we could get intoreal trouble," says Peter Greenhouse.Consider getting tested together, often referred to as “couples testing.”Mixed-status couples can have healthy children, but it's important to talk to your health care provider about what you can do to lower the risk of passing HIV to the uninfected partner (or to the baby).Pr EP is one of several options to protect the uninfected partner during conception and pregnancy, and there are also ways to get pregnant without having unprotected sex.Therefore, taking an HIV test is not a way to find out if your partner is infected.Ask your partner if he or she has been tested for HIV and about his or her risk behaviors, both now and in the past."I'd split with my ex of six years and was keen to takeadvantage of my newfound singledom, and experiment with otherpeople," she says.