Hiv Transmission With Undetectable Viral Load

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hiv transmission when viral load is undetectable

Dear DavidI have often seen and heard the following question:If a person's viral load is undetectable can that person infect someone else with HIV?The answer is always rather vague and runs as follows:'Even if a person's viral load is undetectable...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...menstruating, the susceptibility of the uninfected partner, etc, etc, etc. The risk of transmission certainly goes down as the viral load falls but does it go to zero? It depends on so many factors that the impunity you are seeking will likely... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report on Using HIV Viral Load as Measure of Quality of Care; AIDS Epidemic Among Black Americans; Coalition to Secure CARE Act Reauthorization

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

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