Staying in contact with former partner
Jan 29, 2006
I was infected by my former partner back in December 2004. My former partner has had a very negative impact on me and I have concluded it is best for me not to have any contact with him. However is there any valuable information I need to know about my former's HIV that would be helpful for me, or as I have read, HIV varies so greatly from person to person that his virus and own genetic makeup means his medical information will not offer me any insight into my own situation? Thankyou
Response from Dr. Wohl
It is a stretch to come up with scenarios in which your ex-partner's history becomes valuable. The only thing you may want to know is if your ex was on HIV meds when you were infected and if so, what was his viral load at the time (since he infected you it is unlikely but not impossible that it was undetectable). This may help your docs as they consider whether you were infected with virus that was resistant to HIV meds. After getting that you can hang up on him.
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