|Is it possible for me and my daughter to be negative and if so how?
May 23, 2012
My partner and I were together for about a year and was having unprotected sex the whole time. After the relationship ended I found out I was pregnant and he was HIV positive. I have been tested 3 times and my daughter was only tested when she was released from the hospital after birth (I think). How can we be negative for HIV given he is positive?
| Response from Dr. Young
Yes it is entirely possible that you had unprotected sex and not become HIV infected. Indeed, the risk of getting HIV from any single sexual encounter is actually pretty low. Moreover, there are some people who carry a mutation in the HIV co-receptor gene that makes them relatively resistant to getting HIV.
I hope that's helpful, BY
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