Sindi was diagnosed with HIV four years ago when she was pregnant with Thato, according to Thabiso, who still cannot understand how the couple could be HIV discordant, or have different HIV statuses.
“My wife and I never use protection during sexual intercourse,” Thabiso told OurHealth. “We have a son together, but I remain HIV negative and they both tested HIV positive.”
It is still unclear why some people do not contract the virus from their HIV-positive partners despite years of unprotected sex. What is clear is that using condoms correctly and consistently is the only way to ensure that HIV-negative partners stay free of the virus.
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