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She's on Treatment and He's Not!
Oct 9, 2011

A friend just told me she was diagnosed HIV+ and has been on treatment for a few months now, to the point where it's undetected. She hasn't told her boyfriend but is sure he's positvie too since she suspects him of infecting her. They continue to have unprotected sex. I don't think it's fair/right that she's getting treatment and he's not. She's tried to bring up the subject but he's not interested. She's pretty sure he suspects or knows he's infected but is doing nothing about it. He may be in denial. What are the repercussions of them continuing to have unprotected sex without him getting treatment?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Since it has not been confirmed he is infected, hypothetically if he were HIV infected and not on treatment, he could transmit another HIV strain to her that might not be controlled by the HIV meds she is taking.



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