HIV IN MARRIAGE; PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT(FOR DUMMIES)
HIV is a disease of the immune system. Its not just a disease, its an attacker of the immune system. Its like a disease receptor, let me teach you how it works. When HIV gets into your body, it goes into your cell, looking out for a means of attachments to your cell, in 90% of cases, it will surely find it and attach to the DNA, multiplying and making millions of copies. If it keeps multiplying without checks, the victim may be susceptible to various infectious diseases that can be very disastrous. “Opportunistic infections” are diseases that lie in wait for a compromised immune systems to attack. Examples are tuberculosis and other bad infections that are transmissible.
HIV is not even a disease per say, it just pulls down your immunity so that you may suffer known illnesses. As long as it is put down and controlled, a victim can live for as long as they should without exposure to most of the infections that can come if they left their immune systems compromised.
In marriage, HIV is a dicey topic. People abhor HIV patients. I wanna tell you in plain terms that you as a HIV negative person can marry a HIV positive person and remain negative. Let me tell you how:
About 10% of the world’s population do not have the ability to suffer hiv. Their DNA cannot successfully attach HIV to their cells. In places where HIV is rampant like south Africa, these few people are sought out to care for patients and they are paid heavily. Even if they eat HIV, they can’t suffer it. Those with HIv are encouraged to find them and marry them.
Also, there is the possibility that a positive patient will continue to take their drugs up to the point where the virus will no longer be detectable. So that they cannot infect their partners if they go raw.
Finally, a negative person can go on PREP whenever he decides to go raw with his positive partner. PREP is a combination of ARVS that empower a negative person to fight off the HIV within three days of exposure.
Stay informed and safe in 2019
HIV is real, stay safe, stay woke
Stop the stigma!