However, there are many ways to reduce risk of transmission, even for an uninfected person in a sexually active relationship with someone who is HIV-positive.
Many studies have been conducted on serodiscordant couples, meaning that one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative.
But anyways, I’ve grown to love and want a future with her. Can you please confirm whether you were referring to her CD4 count or her viral load. The aim of treatment is to get the viral load to undetectable (below 50 copies).
You mention in your question that your girlfriend’s count is low. If someone is on treatment, viral load tests also show how well the treatment is working.
And yet the truth is that the majority of new infections occur within “primary relationships,” such as a lover or boyfriend, and usually because one partner did not know he was infected and then transmitted HIV to his partner.
That’s why there’s such intense focus on getting tested and doing it regularly.
HIV Equal offers five tips to prevent HIV from interfering with shared chemistry in a budding relationship.
Related: All topics, Pregnancy, Sero different couples. The simplest and safest option which carries no risk to you is Do-it-yourself artificial insemination (self insemination) using a plastic syringe.
I’m currently dating this woman who has HIV and hepatitis B. This is a very safe way to protect you from catching HIV.
AIDS.gov: When One Partner is HIV Serosorting is when gay men choose only sex partners who have the same HIV status they do in an attempt to prevent HIV.
Serosorting is not a guaranteed strategy to prevent HIV transmission, but a lot of guys use it.