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Question

Can I marry someone who is HIV positive?

Can I marry an HIV positive woman? She has been on medication more than 4 years, my blood group is O+ can I get HIV?

Answer

Hi how are you?

Yes you can marry a woman who is HIV positive. Someones HIV status should not impact their ability to marry.

While your partner is on medication it is likely they are undetectable. This means they cannot pass on HIV via sex. Please see this for more information:https://i-base.info/u-equals-u/ This is likely contributed to why you are HIV negative. Transmission of HIV is not common. There are a number of factors that affect how it is transmitted. Transmission of HIV is discussed here: https://i-base.info/guides/testing/risks-for-transmission

There is no blood type that prevents transmission of HIV. Being O+ will not have changed your risk of transmission.

Good luck with your marriage.

11 comments

  1. Josh Peasegood

    Hi Mark, it is good to that your lymph node has gone down in size. In most cases people experience lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) in their neck, groin and armpits. It is possible for these to swell soon after becoming HIV positive. However this is not a clear cut list and other groups of lymph nodes can become swollen. If HIV positive, it is common that these lymph nodes will begin to shrink after a few weeks.

    An occipital lymph node swelling and recovering as quickly as you did would indicate you do not have HIV.

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