|Need to know
Aug 27, 2011
I'm a female been HIV positive for a year and some months now I'm undetectable. I wanted to know can I still pass it while having unprotected sex with my boyfriend they know I'm HIV positive.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, it is possible to transmit HIV, even if you have a plasma HIV quantitative RNA viral load that is undetectable. Latex condoms for all penetrative sex are recommended. It's worth noting that your viral load could spike up due to a wide variety of causes, including intercurrent illnesses, vaccinations, noncompliance with medications, development of drug resistance, etc. Also, the HIV viral load in your cervical-vaginal secretions could be different than your blood plasma viral load.
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