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Partner Low Viral Load Seroconvert

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Can I cause my partners viral load to spike?

Myself and my partner are both positive. It is strongly believed he was infected from me. We still maintain a monogamous relationship,and practice barebacking. Recently, his viral loads tripled and his CD4 count dropped, while my CD4 count rose,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The mere act of receiving semen would not cause your partner's viral load to spike. The common causes for an increasing viral and resultant decline in CD4 count include:1.Intercurrent infections.2.Vaccines.3.Noncompliance Read more »

no viral load-no risk to infect partner?

my partner often don't want to use preservatives, because he heard that a hiv+person (female) with... Read more »

CD4 dropped/viral load relatively stable

My partner's CD4 dropped from 550 to 440 in the last 3 months, and his viral load remained... Read more »
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HIV Poz bttm needs sexual advice...

Posted by calmNconnected, 4 Replies
...Hey guys, I tested poz in March 2009. Since then, I have recently gotten into a relationship. I let my partner know and he was little hestiant but became okay with it. What a relief, its seems he was a gift sent to me. Anyway, my question Read more »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
...I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

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Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

Viral Load

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My question is if you have a viral load of undetctalble, is there a lower risk of infection to you partner. Read more »