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Health Risk With Undetectable Levels

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My doc told me that on treatment transmission risk is extremely low. Is he correct? (TRANSMISSION RISK WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

It is quite difficult to find specific answers and I was only able to find a study from Switzerland which seems very encouraging. I asked my doctor about the risks of transmission during effective HAART and he said that the risk is not zero but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"It is quite difficult to find specific answers . . . ." WHAT??? Not here it isn't. Just use the search function and you'll find very specific answers to questions you've not even thought of asking yet. Go ahead. Give... Read more »

Entry level health-care workers and risk of infection

Hello,Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my question. I'm a med school applicant... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Undetectable Is Not Always Enough: Immunologic Nonresponders Face Increased Risk of Illness, but Lack Therapeutic Options

A subset of people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) experience limited or no recovery of CD4 T-cell counts despite achieving and maintaining undetectable viral loads. Various terms have been used to describe this phenomenon, with the most common... Read more »

How Do You Talk About It? A Community Health Promoter Discusses "Undetectable"

Norma AzĂșcar Accounting for 20% of new HIV infections while representing only 16% of the total United States population, Latinos and Latinas are disproportionately burdened by HIV. As a trained promotora de salud (community health promoter)... Read more »

Understanding Undetectable Viral Load (Video)

Suppressing the virus to "undetectable" levels has long played a key role in maintaining the health of people with HIV -- and recent research shows it can also dramatically cut HIV transmission risk , with implications for individuals, couples, and... Read more »

HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong.

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. In a recent blog entry on , ScotCharles suggests that treating HIV to undetectable levels may be unnecessary. I disagree. I have been an HIV medical provider, caregiver and researcher for over 20 years.... Read more »
Connect With Others

BF is +, I'm - and risks of bb while undetectable

Posted by eastvancpl, 2 Replies
My bf has been on atripla for a year now. He went undetectable in 2 weeks. the fastest his dr had ever seen. Has been extremely consistent with the meds and the results have showed that. My question is, are there other couples in magnetic... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
dear friends, I had a risk and a lot of ARS-symptoms(rash,lymph-pain,muscle pain,body-pain) But after this time I have done 10 about 20 months! All neg. And I have done 2 pcr-dna-tests( after5 and 7 months) All neg. I am sure to be infected-... Read more »

undetectable need advice on sex *DELETED*

Posted by caliztony, 2 Replies
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Worst thing I heard recently...Surprise, I'm Undetectable!

Posted by WorriedInMD, 2 Replies
So obviously when I was told by a guy that he was undetectable it was not cheerful like my topic. I am in a near panic right now because of this news. I would really like to hear from experts on how worried I should be about this scenario. I really... Read more »