Blood HIV vs Semen HIV concentrations
Feb 13, 2003
My viral load has been undetectable for about 9 months now on a combination of Kaletra, Viread and Zerit. While I know my viral load from blood is undetectable, what does this mean as far as semen is concerned? Obviously a semen sample was not taken, but I have heard that semen concentrations of HIV are often higher than that in the blood.
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for the question.
The blood/semen issue is not really fully characterized, and the answer would likely depend on specifics about the drug regimen. To this extent, I really can't answer your particular situation, only to say that I'd expect your semen viral load to be very low (I cannot say if it is undetectable or present). -BY
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