Q and A


Why am I positive when my partner is negative?

I’m positive, but my partner is negative. How is this possible? We even have a child together.


Thanks for getting in touch.

If you’re positive and your partner is negative this means that you were positive prior to engaging in a sexual relationship with your partner. As to why your partner is negative even when you have a child, this is basically doen to luck.

Please see Q 5 here: http://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions


  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Dinga,
    It’s great that your partner is taking ART. Taking ART and having an undetectable viral load means that HIV cannot be transmitted even if you don’t use condoms. Please see Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U).

  2. Dinga

    I have been having unprotected sex with someone who is taking treatment i.e. ART. Recently found out that she’s positive after I saw the medication in her bag. Should I be worried?


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