CAN I CON­TINUE TO LIVE WITH HER?

Sunday Trust - - BEAUTY -

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 .

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