CAN I CONTINUE TO LIVE WITH HER?
I was tested positive HIV and my wife tested negative. Can I continue to live with her? We have two kids. Anonymous
Yes you can live with her but certain steps should be taken. This is what is called discordant couples. Whereby either the man or thee woman is positive for HIV but the other is negative. First step is the positive attitude and determination to comply with drugs and steps necessary. You will also need to be open with your partner about the situation and also visit a special clinic. Most times, almost all tests and drugs are free. After tests like CD4 count and viral load are done, appropriate drugs needed will be given to you. People who adhered to medication can even have insignificant viral load that minimize risk of transmission to the minimum. Most discordant couples even have children that are HIV negative if appropriate steps taken during sexual intercourse and during pregnancy. When you want to meet, it’s advisable you meet using barrier method like condom. Also, you will be told what to do when you want her to get pregnant .