Positive Love: Woman with HIV lives a normal life with her HIV-negative boyfriend

Positive Love: Woman with HIV lives a normal life with her HIV-negative boyfriend

- Jennifer Vaughan has HIV, but she is not a risk to her boyfriend, who doesn't have the virus

- She lives a healthy, normal lifestyle with her boyfriend, and she is not a risk to him at all

- She's trying to raise awareness and educate people about the truth of living with HIV

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Jennifer Vaughan was diagnosed with HIV in 2016, and a week later was told she had full-blown AIDS. Now, in 2018, she lives a normal, healthy life and has a loving, supportive relationship with her boyfriend, Eric.

Eric is HIV-negative, but he's not afraid of being with Jennifer, because since starting her treatment, which is one tablet a day, Jennifer's HIV status is almost undetectable in blood tests.

A single mother of three children, Jennifer lives an active lifestyle, and has used her HIV-positive status to educate others about the virus, and raise awareness of what it's like to live with HIV.

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Briefly.co.za learned Eric and Jennifer had been dating for only a few months when she found out she had HIV, but instead of leaving her, Eric chose to stay by her side, supporting her through the process of learning about the virus.

Three years later, they are still together, still madly in love, and Eric isn't at risk of contracting the virus from Jennifer, even during sexual intercourse.

Here's what Jennifer wants people to know about HIV:

  1. When the virus isn't detectable, it can't be passed on to others, even through sexual intercourse.
  2. Taking the prescribed medication ensures that the virus will be suppressed and you can live a normal life.
  3. An HIV-positive diagnosis is not a death-sentence.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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