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 stay with someone who has HIV?
Rest assured that people with HIV can live at home and maintain a normal social life. Since the virus is not spread by casual (i.e., non sexual) household contact, family members, roommates, and visitors are not at risk of becoming infected.
Can you have a partner with HIV and not get it?
If you are HIV-positive, you can still have sex. In some cases, you can even have unprotected sex without putting your partner or partners at risk for HIV. The steps you need to take to protect yourself and your partner depend on several things. These include whether youre treating your HIV with medication.
Can I 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.
Can you be undetectable for years?
Patients Can Remain Undetectable for 20 years on HIV Therapy. In this study, researchers looked to see if treatment-naive patients achieved <50 copies/ml and sustained good adherence how long could they maintain undetectable viral load -- would regimens have intrinsic ability to sustain viral load.