I think that in a relationship, it’s very easy especially when you’re dealing with HIV to be co-dependent, and I’ve told my partner we are not going to make this a co-dependent thing as far as our health is concerned.
He’s in charge of his health and I’m in charge of mine.
I have an undetectable viral load. Keeping up with my treatment is very important to making sure that my viral load stays low. Your viral load can go so low that it’s hard for your lab tests to actually detect it.
Undetectable viral load means that you are untransmittable to any sex partners.
My boyfriend is HIV negative and he takes PrEP. I’d just rather him have his own sense of protection.
I’m very honest with him. I miss medicine some days, I don’t remember it every single day. There are days I slip up. And I would rather him be protected at all times and doing whatever he can to feel most comfortable and I’m doing whatever I can on my end. But that not affecting each other in a way that if something were to happen that I would feel responsible.
We will pop our medicine around the same time of day.
What’s most helpful is having somebody to hold you accountable, somebody to just promote you and say hey don’t forget to do this. Take care of yourself.
There are people in this world, undoubtedly, that will love you and not just accept you but they will celebrate you.
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“Keeping up with my treatment is very important to making sure that my viral load stays low. Your viral load can go so low that it’s hard for your lab tests to actually detect it…My boyfriend is HIV negative and he takes PrEP. I’d just rather him have his own sense of protection.”
Let’s Talk About HIV Treatment!
Antiretrovirals, the medications used to treat HIV, keep you healthy and prevent the spread of HIV to others.
Even if you do not have insurance, or are underinsured, there are options to get the care and medications you need to stay healthy.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Care Program offers support services for people with HIV, including mental health care, housing assistance, and more.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program to help individuals with financial need get their HIV medications.