HIV passes from one person to another during sex through body fluids like semen, vaginal fluid, and anal mucus. But with the right precautions, you can have sex with almost no risk of passing the virus to your partner. One way to be safe is to take antiretroviral treatment (ART).
Can you marry someone who is HIV positive?
Despite challenges, an HIV diagnosis does not preclude dating, marrying, or having a family. The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy transformed the HIV experience of illness restoring individuals ability to live normal lives managing HIV as a chronic illness.
What do I do if my girlfriend is HIV positive?
Can I Stay With My Partner and Protect Myself From HIV?Use condoms. Its important to use condoms the right way every time you have anal or vaginal sex. Take medication. A doctor can prescribe an antiretroviral medicine to help protect you from getting HIV. Make sure your partner takes their medicine.15 Jan 2020
Can stress lower your CD4 count?
Since prolonged stress can depress the immune system, stress is of particular importance for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Studies have shown that chronic stress, traumatic events, and depression can all lead to an increased viral load and decreased CD4 counts, and therefore, accelerate HIV disease progression.