The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Can I Catch Hiv From Someone With A Zero Viral Load

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts


Dear doctorsThanks for your work for all of us. In June 2006 i was diagnosed with HIV, my viral load was 100,00 my CD4 was 14. I also had a chronical hepatitisi caused by a very strange typhoidea, I did not make any symtom, fever, dhiarrea, etc......
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
It would be unusual to go from a viral load of 100,000 to undetectable without therapy. An exception might be in those rare individuals with primary (new) infection who establish great control without treatment. I suspect a more likely explanation... Read more »

Zero viral load

I have been taking Isentress and Truvada since 2008. According to my Infectious Disease doctor, my... Read more »

Undetectable viral load but zero cd4 count - 3 years on

Hi doctorMy partner and I were diagnosed nearly 9 years ago, my partner for the first 5 years was... Read more »

Zero HIV Infections Seen Through Condomless Sex When HIV-Positive Partner Is on Effective Treatment

Zero cases of HIV transmission were observed in mixed-status couples when the HIV-positive partner was on treatment with a viral load below 200, according to a study presented by Alison Rodger, M.D., at CROI 2014 in Boston. However, the result comes... Read more »

News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

HIV News & Views, March 6, 2014 - March 6, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »

Long-Term HIV Risk Estimates for Mixed-Status Couples Is Not Zero

--> The risk of transmitting HIV among serodiscordant couples may be higher than the zero transmissions seen in the PARTNER study, even when the positive partner is on treatment and condoms are being used consistently, according to a study... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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 »
Connect With Others

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

Read more »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

viral load still did not suppress

Posted by usign38, 2 Replies
I am 48 years old from Malaysia. I am an HIV patient. From July, 2012, I've been treated with Haart regime SLN 30 which is a combined of Stamyvudine, Lamyvudine and Nevrapine. Along the way, my right eye been infected with CMV Retinitis and my brain... Read more »

Help me make sense of these results if you can - low viral load

Posted by Souledout, 5 Replies
Hi, I tested positive on 18th september. Massive shock all round and then the usual route of worry, stress and then acceptance. Great support from my friends and partner which has helped a great deal.

My doctor thinks my infection was in the last 3... Read more »