Feb 26, 2010
hie .can two couples take thesame hiv drugs and go on to have unprotected sex . what are the chaces of male sperm transfering part of male's drugs into female . thanks
| Response from Dr. McGowan
There are alot of considerations here:
There is no meaningful transfer of drugs in the sperm, so it would not protect one partner from infection.
Even if both partners are taking the same meds..one may not have suppression of their virus or may have drug resistant virus that could be spread to the other. Even if they were both originally infected together by the same virus, the virus evolves differently in each person and could develop resistance to treatment in one and not the other...or develop resistance by 2 different pathways in each person.
So using caution is always prudent.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.