My HIV+ boyfriend's ID doc told him that we needed to use condoms with spermicide. I didn't think it made any difference as to whether or not a condom came with spermicide, since I thought spermicide was only used to kill sperm & prevent pregnancy, not kill HIV. I've been on the pill for years, so pregnancy is not a concern.
Has anyone else ever heard of this? Is there some sort of logic to her suggestion? We're new to all this since he just found out he was positive about a week ago, & I wasn't able to take off work to go to his first appointment with him to ask questions.
I just don't like the idea of using spermicide because in the past it's caused irritation. But I guess if I have to , I will.