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83 comments

  1. zinhle

    Is Atenef used for HIV treatment?

  2. eddy

    I have a question.

    I am married(6yrs). Before that,had a short relationship with a girl who later died of HIV. We had a couple of unprotected sex. Three months after her death I managed to take a test(negative)I was told,didn’t actually give me the result. Now almost eight years after(wife & daughter 6years old)I am always having funny feelings,sickly & recently sweating when others aren’t.
    Does this me I am HIV positive???

  3. Zah

    Thank you Lisa, I do a bit of excercise but I was told that green tea could help speed up the process a little.

  4. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Zah

    Drinking green tea will not interact with your ARVs. However, its unlikely to help you with long term weight loss. Have you tried diet and exercise?

  5. Zah

    Good day,

    I just want to know if it’s safe to drink 5-8 cups of green tea if you are on arvs? I am currently consuming this amount because I need to lose a bit of weight. I am not experiencing any diarrhoea though, but I pass green stool. Can I continue or should I cut back a little?

  6. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Melissa,

    As your partner has been positive for 10 years and you are negative, you were not the person who infected him. Therefore, what his family are saying is not true. Scientifically it is not possible. Even people who are on treatment and with an undetectable viral load will always test positive.

  7. MELISSA

    Hi in June 2016 i found out that my boyfriend is HIV positive i have tested several times and i am negative in December 2014 i gave birth to my son and we were testing negative when i confronted him he is infected for over 10 years know and we are together for 6 years is it possible for me to have it even tough i tested negative cause his family said that i am the CARRIER is there something like that…his family said i am also HIV POSITIVE is just that it hides it self when i test am very concern cause i have tested twice already and its negative please help

  8. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Pearl,

    Were you on treatment when you were breastfeeding? If you were, because your daughter has tested negative twice, it is highly unlikely that she will be positive. It is though important to have the 18 month test done. It is this test that will tell you 100%.

  9. pearl

    I am living with hiv and I exclusively breastfed my daughter until she was 5 month. both of her tests were negative,so now she has to test at 18 months,are there any chance that they might come back positive?

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