Go on casual dates The actions which part of normal dating behavior are highly unlikely to cause you to be affected by the virus.

However this does not mean that you reject a potential partner purely on the basis of his HIV status.

If you are gay and the guy you are dating is HIV positive, here are a few things to keep in mind.

AIDS.gov: When One Partner is HIV Serosorting is when gay men choose only sex partners who have the same HIV status they do in an attempt to prevent HIV.

Serosorting is not a guaranteed strategy to prevent HIV transmission, but a lot of guys use it.

Unfortunately though combination of social, economic and cultural factors has put gay population at a higher risk of contracting HIV as compared to other population groups.

In fact according to a factsheet published on the website of US Center for Disease Control, gay and bisexual men — referred to in CDC surveillance systems as men who have sex with men or MSM — of all races continue to be the risk group most severely affected by HIV based on the most recent data between 20.

This is particularly likely when the HIV-infected person has sore, bleeding gums as a result of which the saliva might contain blood.

So even though chances of HIV/AIDS transmission by deep, open-mouth kissing are low as compared to sexual activity, still it is theoretically possible.

This article describes a 2013 Seattle study that found that 40% of HIV-negative men and 25% of HIV-positive men serosort.