HIV/Aids

Question
Posted by: Luphelele nkosi | 2017/10/18

Q.

HIV infection.

I have a 12 month old son i tested hiv- 3 times during pregnancy and also during breastfeeding. At 6 months i found out his dad has been on treatment the whole time. I tested again August this year still negetive. What are the chances that my child could have hiv. Im scared and lost.

Expert's Reply

A.

HIV/Aids expert
- 2017/10/23

You and baby are HIV negative. Remember that when someone is on HIV treatment it lowers the viral load - the number of HIV copies in the blood. The lower the viral load the smaller the risk of HIV infection. This is why you are HIV negative - because your partner's viral load has been lowered by treatment and he cannot transmit HIV

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