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Mixed Status Couples Viral Load Low

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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status no cure for AIDS and ART won't get rid of HIV infection, but it can help you live a full, healthy life. ART can also make it very unlikely that you will pass HIV infection to your partner. If you maintain an undetectable viral load (see Fact Sheet 125 ), chances are good that you won't pass your HIV infection to your partner. However, there are several important things to remember: You have to take ART very regularly for it to work. ...
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Mixed Status Infection Odd's

Dear Dr. Bob,I have read many of your answers on this site for the past 4 years. Not only are they informative with basic information, they provide many of us with the type of treatment that goes beyond just taking HAART medications. Your honesty,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Here's what we know. The risk of transmitting HIV is significantly decreased if the HIV plasma viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels using antiretroviral drugs. Everyone agrees on that. What we don't... Read more »

Mixed Status Couple - Broken Condom

I'm HIV positive and my husband is not. We have been together for 9 years now and fortunately broken condoms are not common. But yesterday we had sex and it broke, now, we know the risk is very low for him (i'm undetectetable, etc) but he has a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Miami Z,A condom failure does place your hubby at some degree of risk for HIV, even though your viral load is undetectable. (This would lower, but not completely negate, the risk.)I can't really evaluate the PPP (penis pimple problem) Read more »


Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. BOB I know it's probably not a good thing to get the flu if we've... Read more »

CD4's & Viral Load counts

Hi Dr YoungI resently tested Positive for HIV Its been 2 weeks now. I know alot about HIV as I have had a partner in the past for many years. (mixed status couple)I relied on this site for a lot of my information when I was with him. It was a god...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...bodies respond to HIV. That's to say that one person's immune system is pretty effective in controlling the virus (with lower viral loads) and another person with the same virus might have a more difficult time with control (higher viral loads).... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There 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

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, August 10, 2010

...Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) a month ago. When I started taking this regimen I had a CD4 count of zero and my viral load was well over 300,000. Since starting this regimen I have gained about 23 pounds. Do you have any idea... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary Read more »
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Mixed couple

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with wonderful man. He is HIV- and very frightened by kissing and passive oral sex. It would really be helpful to hear from couples in the same situation. We love each other very much but I have always heard that these practices are safe. Help! 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 »

Info on withdrawal and HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the UK AIDS National Helpline about possible risk from pre-ejaculate. She gave me some figures from a study which involved 24 mixed-status couples who practised unprotected sex with withdrawal before ejaculation over a 12 month period. Apparently... Read more »

How to cope with window? Suggestions :)

Posted by StaySmart
...status couples in African (HIV+ women, - men), the actual # infected over a given period of time was from 1-3 (depending on viral load of women). That's really low! For workers stuck with HIV+ needles, infection rate is only .3%! So, think about... Read more »