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HIV Transmission From Patient With Non Detectable Viral Load

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HIV Transmission From Patient with Nondetectable Viral Load

Mr. Sowadsky, I recently shared a needle with a friend of mine who has learned that he is HIV positive. He knew prior to the incident and says that my risk is minimal due to the fact the he has an "undetectable" viral load. Is this true?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If you shared a needle with this person,you are still considered at significant risk of infection with HIV. The factthat his viral load was "below detectable levels" merely means your risk waslower, than... Read more »

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Treatment and Viral Load: What Do We Know About Their Effect on HIV Transmission?

Antiretroviral treatment can reduce the viral load in the blood and other bodily fluids to undetectable levels and research shows this can decrease the risk of HIV transmission. This knowledge has generated interest among people living with HIV and... Read more »
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HIV Viral Load, HIV Treatment and Sexual HIV Transmission

Summary HIV viral load is the amount of HIV (or number of virus) in the bodily fluids of someone living with HIV. It is measured in the blood as part of routine clinical care. A higher viral load is associated with a higher risk of HIV... Read more »
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Minimal Risk of Sexual HIV Transmission for Heterosexual Couples When the HIV-Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load

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