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Hiv Transmission When Undetectable

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Hiv transmission from undetectable viral load

Hi Dr. Young,What is the probability you get infected from unprotected sex from and hiv person with undetectable viral load?Thanks a lot!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for posting your interesting question.We've learned tons from the HPTN 052 and recent PARTNER study about the risks of HIV transmission from people on treatment. Collectively these massive studies show that being on treatment... Read more »

HIV Transmission from blood when undetectable??

G'day from Australia, Dr Bob!I'm panicking here!! So is my (female!) wife!I am poz, she... Read more »

hiv transmission when viral load is undetectable

Dear DavidI have often seen and heard the following question:If a person's viral load is... 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

A systematic review of publications reporting on rates of HIV transmission between heterosexual couples, where the HIV positive partner has an undetectable viral load on ART, revealed minimum risk of transmission. Michelle Letchumanan, on behalf... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. The amount of virus in these fluids (also known as viral load) is the most important factor that determines... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Undetectable Viral Load Essentially Eliminates HIV Transmission Risk in Straight Couples

A recent review indicated that heterosexual serodiscordant couples have a low risk of HIV transmission if the HIV-infected partner has an undetectable viral load as a result of successful antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. The study by the National AIDS... Read more »
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News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

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

Posted by smr, 1 Reply
I posted this earlier and it seems to have disappeared - forgive me if I'm overlooking something and making a duplicate posting. I am just wondering if anyone out there has personal knowledge of an HIV-positive woman who's viral load is... Read more »

hetroseual transmission help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anybody else on this board know exactly what are theodds of becoming infected with a strain of hiv that would go undetected by current EIA screenings? In the US i think i saw statistics that hiv infections are 98% subtype B, does anyone have... Read more »

any good resources about transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a 27 yr old female who was diagnosed hiv+ 4 months ago. I
started my meds and w/in a month had gotten the virus to an
undetectable state and my CD4 count up. I am dealing w/ things
pretty well mostly b/c my family and the few friends I have
chos... Read more »

Concerned Dad- Transmission Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all, I was diagnosed positive six months ago and started on meds right away. I must have had it for a while because my CD4 was only 24! Anyway, I am tolerating the meds pretty well so far. I have three young children and my doctor has told me... Read more »