|if a person is undectable can the partner still catch it
Jul 8, 2011
if someone is undectable, but still have the virus can her parter still catch it.Even he have been sleeping with her unprotected and also have kids with her.but when i got tested all my tested is showing negative me and the kids
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Taking antiretroviral medications that drive the HIV viral load to undetectable levels significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission, but doesn't eliminate it completely. Consequently the answer to your question is yes, an HIVer with an undetectable viral load can infect a negative partner by having unprotected sex.
It's fortunate that you have tested negative so far. I would advise you not press your luck. You should use latex condoms for all penetrative sex. You'll also need HIV testing three and six months from your last exposure to be certain you have not contracted the virus.
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