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Chance Of Passing Hiv If You Are Undetectable

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is there a large chance of passing hiv to a partner if one is on atripla for 6 yrs and recent bloodwork shows undetected?

the title is my question. im healthy i take my atripla every day. bloodwork last month came out high levels of white cells and i am undetected. i heard that being undetected there is a very slim chance of passing the hiv to a negative individual. is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The risk of transmission is significantly reduced with HIV therapy. IS the risk as low as zero? Probably not. The viral load in the blood may not reflect the viral load in the semen. So, the risk is low but it is not impossible. DW... Read more »

chances of passing on hiv to partner

a 53 yo male living with female partner.Diagosed 15 mths ago On HAART since diagnosis. VL... Read more »

Being Undectable for 3yrs what are the chances of me passing HIV on - sex wise??

Hi Dr Bob,I have been undectable for 3yrs now and my cd4 count is 770, I am on Saquinavir,... Read more »
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chance of passing it on

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i had unprotected sex with someone i don't know about 11 months ago. about two weeks after i had strep throat and tonsilitis for a few weeks. i believe i may have HIV. i have recently began having sex w/ my boyfriend. he knows that i might have HIV... Read more »

Can he pass the virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My friend is poz currently on meds,he has undetectable viral load. How possible is it that he can pass the virus if he has unprotected sex?. Please advise. Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
Now I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario

You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »

HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are described as "undetectable" who is to say that the first person who tests... Read more »