Will I need to use PrEP for the rest of my life?
My boyfriend has tested HIV positive and I tested negative, we have always used condoms and I recently started using PreP. He just proposed and i’m a bit conflicted, does it mean that i’d have to used PrEP for the rest of my life should we get married?
Hi, how are you doing?
Congratulations on your proposal. No, this does not mean you will need to be on PrEP for the rest of your life.
Has your boyfriend started treatment? and do you both know his viral load?
Being on treatment means that his viral load will be suppressed. From starting treatment it usually takes up to 3 months for the viral load to be suppressed below 200. When the viral load is below 200, this means that HIV cannot be transmitted via sex even without a condom or having to use PrEP. This is called U=U.