An HIV Doctor Tells You if Undetectable Really Is the New Negative
January 27, 2015
Does being undetectable change the way you talk about your HIV status? Can a person who is undetectable stop worrying about transmitting HIV? Getting to undetectable isn't always easy to do -- and once you're there, it's definitely an accomplishment for your health. But, what exactly does it mean? On his personal Tumblr, Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H., an HIV doctor at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, answers questions from people living with HIV who are concerned about a number of issues, including their undetectable viral loads.
On Jan. 17, 2015, an anonymous user asked:
Dr. Gallant answered:
How does this make you feel about having an undetectable viral load? If you have any more questions, make sure to visit our Ask the Experts forum on understanding your labs.
Mathew Rodriguez is the community editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
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