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undetected VL and safe sex

Feb 7, 2001

Can HIV infection occur during unprotected anal intercourse if the VL is undetectable and the Tcell is over 400?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Probably yes. You are dealing with the highest sexual exposure risk activity (if you are the receptive partner). Remember although the viral load in plasma is undetectable, there are still infected cells in the blood and semen that can transmit virus. MH

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