Ask an expert

21 Nov 2005

husband is hiv- is it possible i could be positive
hi i have been married for 7 years and during that time we have had both protected and unprotected sex. mainly unprotected though. my husband has just had his 3rd test which came out negative and i took two instant test which were also negative. i however am scared the test could have been wrong as i seem to have many hiv symptoms eg, fatigue, skin rash, brittle nails, and thinning hair on the back of my head, i am scare to go for a proper elisa test but i know i have to. what i want to know is can my husband be negative and i be positive?
Answer 481 views
HIV Counsellor

01 Jan 0001

Hi Shito!

Yes, it is possible for one partner to be positive and the other negative. Please do gather your courage and do a proper test.

Do note that the symptoms you mention could also be signs of other conditions, e.g. malnutrition or vitamin defficiencies. Make sure of your status and then start tackling the symptoms accordingly.

Good luck!
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.