Can i be with someone who is HIV negative?
My CD4 count is 750 and my viral load is undetectable. Can i marry a woman who does not have HIV? If she married me , is it possible she could also ARVs everyday to stay HIV negative?
Because you have an undetectable viral load the risk of you passing on HIV to a partner is extremely low – close to zero.
We know this because of a study called PARTNER. It looked at the risk of transmission of unprotected sex between a undetectable positive person and a HIV negative person. This was unprotected sex. Couples on the study had sex over 44,500 times and no one became positive.
If you are still worried sometimes HIV negative people take a HIV pill to prevent themselves getting HIV. This is called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. It is important to do this properly though.
You can find more information about PrEP on our website.