For couples with one spouse infected with HIV and another not infected with HIV is called “HIV sero-different couples”. The spouse of couple being first diagnosed HIV infection is called “Index spouse” and the spouse being tested HIV negative is called “HIV-negative spouse” in this study.
Can I be HIV positive and my partner negative?
A: It is quite common for one partner to test positive and the other negative, even if they have been having sex without condoms. Mostly this is explained by luck and the role of other risk factors. Over time, most people will catch HIV if they continue to be at risk.
Is it possible to marry someone who is HIV positive?
Despite challenges, an HIV diagnosis does not preclude dating, marrying, or having a family. The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy transformed the HIV experience of illness restoring individuals ability to live normal lives managing HIV as a chronic illness.
How long can a person taking Arvs live?
A 2017 study in the journal AIDS found that the additional life expectancy for people with HIV at age 20 during the early monotherapy era was 11.8 years. However, that number rose to 54.9 years for the most recent combination antiretroviral era.