I tested positive, but my partner is negative
Jul 11, 2009
I recently tested positive for HIV. It has been a very long time since my last test, so I am not sure how long I have had the virus. I hit all 10 bands on the Western Blot. My initial counts taken last week were CD4 400, viral load 32,000. My partner and I have been having unprotected sex for over two years, yet he tested negative. I have not had sex with anyone but him in the past two years. He stepped out a few months ago, which prompted getting tested. Neither of us has experienced the symptoms of seroconversion. Since my diagnosis we are only engaging in safe sex, but I don't understand why he hasnt contracted the virus. Any idea from my counts how long I have been infected?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
No, unfortunately, your lab test results can't determine the length of infection.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Clindamycin Used To Treat Some Sexually Transmitted Disease?
- Can Having The Flu Interfere With The Hiv Test Results?
- Can You Get Hiv From Sucking A Woman's Breasts?
- Does Everyone Infected With Hiv Produce Antibodies?
- Hiv Transmission Through A Paper Cut
- How Long Does It Take For Cd4 To Drop?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.