Ask a person "are you negative and when was your last test." This is the actual info you are looking for.
Even with that, if someone's last test was one month ago and he has been sexually active since, it could be an untruthful answer.
Let's become adults about this and start using proper terms.
We need to have more nuanced conversations than, "I don't want to get HIV." Given that there's no documented case of transmission from an undetectable partner, sleeping with a person who is on treatment and undetectable could significantly decrease the chances of acquiring the virus, rather than sleeping with people of unknown status or who believes they are HIV negative.
And if a person is on Pr EP, there is virtually no risk of HIV transmission.
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People living with HIV are strong, resilient and deserve to be respected. He has written for Huffpost, Ebony.com, and Diverseeducation.com, and has a monthly column in A&U magazine.