Low Viral Load Unprotected Sex

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Hi --I am an HIV+ man who seroconverted within the last year. I recently started dating another HIV+ man who has been positive for 22 years. I'm currently not on meds with a viral load under 400 and CD4 over 600. His viral load is undetectable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your partners, but it does not completely eliminate the risk. (See below) I urge you both to reconsider your decision to have unsafe sex, even if you are "serosorting." (See below.) Dr. Bob Findings Suggest HIV Can Be Transmitted From MSM With... Read more »

Very confused. Oral sex and unprotected sex on treatment

I'm very confused as you don't consider a dangerous activity making unprotected oral sex in a... Read more »

low viral load

dear dr. if a viral load is low what are the chances of infecting someone when having unprotected... Read more »
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 »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...undetectable for many years? If both partners have undetectable viral loads, do they still need to worry about superinfection during unprotected sex? What viral load level would an HIV-positive pregnant woman need to ensure she has a healthy,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...vaginal secretions. So, evenif you have an undetectable viral load, youmight still infect someone if you shareneedles or have unprotected sex. Why should I care aboutmy viral load? Your viral load gives you an idea of how activeHIV is in your... Read more »
The Body

Will Your Next Viral Load Be as Undetectable as the Last? Study Says: Probably

...stated that it was almost impossible for a heterosexual, HIV-positive person on HIV meds to pass HIV to his or her partner during unprotected sex, provided the HIV-positive person: was in a "stable relationship" (meaning he or she had no other... Read more »
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Denying reality w/unsafe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...the relationship that I love to get fucked. Although I was pretty careful about safe sex when I was with my bf and only had unsafe sex a few times after we broke up, I did get infected within six months of our breakup even though I was in... Read more »

Ups and downs of viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...still worry me. The woman looked unhealthy, so I should have trusted my instincts. But I guess that's in the past. I had a viral load test done and it came back undetectable (this was about 2 weeks after the flu-like symptoms). Here's my... Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? 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 »