Does my wife need more testing after 40 days?
I’m Dan and HIV+. I’ve been on treatment for 6 years my wife is HIV- and pregnant. She tested (using blood from the vain) 40days after our intercourse that lead to the pregnancy and still HIV- do we still need further HIV testing?
Hi Dan, how are you?
Congratulations on your wife’s pregnancy. As you have been on treatment so long do you know your viral load? If your viral load is below 200 you cannot pass on HIV via sex. This is called U=U. It means that even without condoms/PrEP, it is not possible for you to pass on HIV. There would be no need for your wife to test.
If you have a viral load above 200 it is possible to pass on HIV, though being on treatment does reduce the risk. Do you know the type of test your wife used? The earliest you can have a confirmatory result is with a 4th generation test from 42 days after exposure.