Undetectable viral load in sperm too?
Aug 31, 1999
If someone is determined to have an undetectable viral load either naturally or by means of antiretrovirals, can the inference to be made, or has testing proven that his/her sperm matches these results. In other words, can a person be less contageous with a low viral load?? Thanks for your answer.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Undetectable viral load in blood plasma, does not mean undetectable or not infectious in other body compartments. Both seminal fluid and the T cells in semen contain HIV. Even if the seminal fluid viral load is undetectable, infected lymphocytes can be present in semen, which is then therefore still potentially infectious. MH
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