Q and A

Question

Both my partner and I are positive, though he’s not on meds, do we need condoms?

I’m HIV positive and on treatment and my partner is positive but not on treatment. I want to know how will it affect us, because we don’t use condoms.

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

If you and your partner both have the same strain of HIV then then reinfection is not a problem. This is even if he’s not on medication. Therefore its OK not to use condoms.

Reinfection is discussed in detail here it can be an  issue if there is drug resistance.
http://i-base.info/ttfa/section-2/7-reinfection-with-hiv/ 

Is your partner planning to start ART in the future? Are there reasons why they are now using ART now?

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