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Question

How can I prevent transmission from my girlfriend?

My Girlfriend, she is HIV Positive, and I am negative. How can I be prevented from being HIV positive because I really love her and she told me that she got HIV from her husband. They are now separated, but she thinks I may leave her.

Answer

Hi, how are you both doing?

Is your girlfriend on HIV medication? If she is and she has a viral load below 200 there is no risk. This is explained by U=U. This is supported by a study whereby people on treatment were having sex with their HIV negative partners. At no point was there transmission.

If your girlfriend is not, using a condom is suitable for protection.

Or, you can start PrEP. This is a medication you take yourself. It is used to prevent transmission. You can take it daily or on-demand when you are expecting to have sex.

Josh.

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