A South African wife living with HIV has taken to social messaging platform to reveal how she has been keeping her husband safe from the virus.
Angela Motsusi who is a nurse said HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe to have sex with a negative partner.
The health worker wrote on her Facebook page:
“Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative.”
Facebook users took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.
Moloto Moloko wrote
This, the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are the only three ways to stop HIV infections.The ABC story has failed dismally.
But if it was him who was positive and you negative, was it gonna be more riskier for you? ( through semen and sperms ) Since it is more easier to be for women to be infected than men.
This works when there is honesty and not hide your status if you test negative meanwhile you have HIV. There are some ppl who would hide it and just show u the negative results
If you are HIV positive and you take your treatment as prescribed and your viral load is undetectable, it means that there is no virus in your blood of bodily fluids, so, you cannot transmit the virus to anyone else. That is the ultimate aim of taking ARVs. The stories of people on treatment, infecting others with HIV or people dying while on treatment, is simply because they were not taking their treatment properly.