Social media influencer reveals fertility standing after AIDS evaluation
Social media influencer Gena Thev launched in March that she was battling AIDS, attributable to untreated HIV. She has since documented her journey on Instagram and TikTok, the place she has amassed close to a million followers.
She not too way back took to social media to topic questions on her fertility since being recognized, and to point that she’s going to be capable of’t go unnoticed and is getting extra wholesome by the day.
“So I’ve by no means had my interval in over a 12 months and I was really apprehensive about it,” she said inside the video, sooner than together with that her interval is once more. “You probably cannot have a toddler in case you do not need your interval. So, I obtained it! I’m not excited, nonetheless I’m blissful to know that my physique is getting reasonably lots greater.”
A fan commented that she might nonetheless have her interval with out being able to get pregnant, to which she replied: “Oh I do know!! Nevertheless I was pregnant twice sooner than, nonetheless this [stopped] resulting from my illness.’
She moreover well-known that her viral load is now undetectable.
Dr. Laura Guay, vice chairman of research on the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, instructed Newsweek, “A lady dwelling with HIV can present supply to a toddler with out HIV. An vital issue she’s going to be capable of do is determine with an HIV nicely being care provider as early as attainable (ideally sooner than being pregnant) to scale back the hazard of passing the an an infection on to the kid.”
Some preventive measures embrace taking environment friendly anti-HIV medication all by being pregnant and after the kid is born to cut back the amount of virus inside the blood, avoiding breastfeeding, and giving the kid anti-HIV medication.
Tew continued to doc her nicely being on-line, along with muscle atrophy and surgical process to cope with blindness in a single eye.
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