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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 »

Low viral load and transmission

I wish to start out by saying thank you so very much for having this forum here. My partner is... Read more »

VIRAL LOAD..1350..HIGH OR LOW?

Dear DocMy boyfriend tested positive 4 months 4 months ago and his viral load was 1350. I do not... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment and Viral Load: What Do We Know About Their Effect on HIV Transmission?

Antiretroviral treatment can reduce the viral load in the blood and other bodily fluids to undetectable levels and research shows this can decrease the risk of HIV transmission. This knowledge has generated interest among people living with HIV and... 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 »
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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Virologic Failure Experienced by 12% of HIV-Infected People With Persistent, Low-Level Viral Load

About 12% of HIV-infected people who have a persistently low but detectable viral load go on to experience virologic failure, according to study results (read abstract ; view poster ) presented at ICAAC 2012. These findings suggest that consistent... Read more »
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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 »

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...

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Male to Female Transmission is Low!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks!

This post is targeted to those like me:
a heterosexual male in his early to mid twenties who have had a brief unprotected vaginal exposure.

I just want to remind you guys that female to male transmission is pretty darn low. It's not... Read more »

*LOW RISK: INFECTED, ALL MUST READ*

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The ONLY logical explanation regarding INFECTED'S case, assuming his facts are uncompromised, refers to VIRAL LOAD. The higher someone's VIRAL LOAD, the far easier the disease is to transmit. There is an abundance of data to support this. With a... Read more »