I’ve recently become positive and have questions..
On March this year I tested negative and in June I tested positive. My CD4 count is 446. Can I be infected in two months? How long does HIV take to show up. I’m now taking the med tribuss is that good in my health? It’s difficult for me to me to tell who I’m living with, what should I do? My husband tested but he tested negative and we have unsafe sex.
I’m sorry about your recent diagnosis. Do you have anyone supporting you?
It can be hard telling people about your diagnosis, but it’s up to you to decide who to tell, and when. Perhaps try raising the topic of HIV first and see how they react?
Although you tested negative in March, it’s possible you acquired HIV between March and June and that’s why you tested positive.
Tribuss is a generic form of Atripla. This is a medication commonly used to treat HIV. It is good for your health. Our guide on starting treatment has lots more information.
It is quite normal for one partner to test negative and the other positive. HIV is quite hard to catch. However until your viral load becomes “undetectable” from being on treatment you are at risk of passing on HIV to your husband. You should use condoms until then.