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Question

Why have I tested positive whilst my husband is negative?

I was diagnosed with HIV 6 months ago. The thing is my husband tested negative, why is this?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

Contracting HIV is basically an issue of bad luck. Some people are exposed once and they contract HIV, others can have numerous risks and over many years and they don’t contract the virus. As to why this is, we still don’t know. For more info please see Q5 here: https://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions

4 comments

  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Money,

    Your comment has been answered here https://i-base.info/qa/16195

  2. money

    Good morning i-base management I need help from this website again,i put my panis inside my girl friend mouth who was in HIV treatment more than 3years she playing with my panis inside her mouth for some minutes but I didn’t ejaculate inside her mouth,the following day I start thinking of hiv I’m confused hiv will transmitted to me through this behavior.please I need help from this website

  3. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Worry,

    Breast milk does contain a very tiny amount of HIV. Breast milk can be infectious to a baby but is unlikely to be infectious to an adult.

  4. WORRY

    Good Evening Miss LISA THORLEY .please i need you help i have protective sex with my hiv positive woman who was in hiv treatment more than two year and five months mistakely i suck her breast small breast milk touch my salva i taste it but i did not swallow it i’m 39year of age.I test hiv negative at 60days and 102days of expourse in 4generation hiv test, i also test hiv negative blood from finger print at 137days of expourse, i hope i am free from hiv as i test hiv negative after four months of expourse.

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