|Female to male transmission with undetectable viral loads.
Jul 1, 2009
What is known about the risk of female to male transmission from an HIV+ female taking antiretroviral medication, with a long history (10+ years) of undetectable viral loads? I'm trying to ascertain what is known about how risky unprotected sex would be. Thank you!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The estimated statistical per-episode risk of unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. If the poz-person is on effective combination antiretroviral drugs that have driven her HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels, the risk of any type of HIV transmission decreases considerably, but does not become nonexistent.
To answer your basic question, unprotected sex with someone confirmed to be HIV positive but who has an undetectable viral load continues to be "risky business!"
Stay safe to stay well. Cover your stump before you hump.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Hiv Transmission In Lesbians With Undetectable Viral Load
- Female To Male Transmission Hiv
- Hiv Transmission Percentages Female To Male
- Undetectable And Risk Of Hiv Transmission
- Undetectable Viral Load And Risk Of Hiv Transmission
- Swollen Lymph Nodes After Touching Rectum Worried I Have HIV
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.