A: It is quite common for one partner to test positive and the other negative, even if they have been having sex without condoms. Mostly this is explained by luck and the role of other risk factors. Over time, most people will catch HIV if they continue to be at risk.
Can a HIV positive person date a HIV negative person?
Many people with HIV can expect to have a near-normal lifespan. It may be reassuring to know that you can have a long-term relationship and a fulfilling sex life with your partner, and stay HIV negative. Its completely safe to kiss and hug your partner.
Can I infect my partner with an undetectable viral load?
Having an undetectable viral load does mean that there is not enough HIV in your body fluids to pass HIV on during sex. In other words, you are not infectious. For as long as your viral load stays undetectable, your chance of passing on HIV to a sexual partner is zero.
What is the CD4 count for a healthy person?
A normal CD4 count ranges from 500–1,200 cells/mm3 in adults and teens. In general, a normal CD4 count means that your immune system is not yet significantly affected by HIV infection.
What treatment would be given for a low CD4 count?
A low CD4 count means that HIV has weakened your immune system and may be making you ill. HIV treatment will strengthen your immune system and extend your life. While your CD4 count is low, you may also need to take antibiotics to prevent infections.