Risk of reinfection for couples with different treatment strategies
Jul 15, 2009
Hi Dr. Bob, My partner and I are both positive, in a monogamous relationship, and considering the risks of unprotected sex. Both of our genotypes show no drug resistances. He has started Anti Retroviral Therapy and I have not. Is there any risk of HIV reinfection due to the differences in our treatment strategies and the instability and possible mutation of my untreated virus? Thank you your time and expertise!
Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, reinfection in your situation is indeed possible. I would strongly advise that you continue to use latex or polyurethane condoms for penetrative sex. You can read much more about reinfection/superinfection/dual infection in the archives.
Be well. Stay well. Be safe.
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