Question: How do you deal with an HIV-positive partner?

What are you going to do if your partner is HIV-positive and you are not?

If you had unprotected sex or shared needles with your partner in the last 72 hours, tell your doctor. They may prescribe medicine for you to help prevent infection. Doctors call this emergency treatment PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis).

Is it possible to be in a relationship with someone who has HIV?

By practicing sex with condoms, its possible to have a healthy and complete romantic relationship with someone living with HIV. Taking a preventive medication such as PrEP or PEP can reduce the chances of exposure to HIV. If someone with HIV has an undetectable viral load, they cant transmit HIV to others.

What do you do when you find out your partner has HIV?

If your partner has HIV, you need to get tested right away. This is important, because sex with your partner can expose you to HIV. Getting tested can tell you if youre infected. If your HIV test results are positive: You can start treatment right away to lower your viral load.

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