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Risk Of An Undetectable Passing Virus

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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 »

has anyone here knowingly passed on the virus in a

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my v/l is undetectable and my health is the best its ever been. my partner and i have had a baby and both she and my partner are negative.has anyone passed on the virus, female to male or otherwise with an undetectable v/l?
i need real people facts... Read more »

Can virus be passed on shortly after infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering how soon HIV can be passed on to a partner after the point of infection? Is it possible to infect a partner in the first 2-to-3 weeks after contraction ,
or does it take a few more weeks than that for the virus to show up enough in... Read more »

can't get passed this

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
11 month's ago i had a high risk exposure with a girl that i was dating in college. she is hiv poz. regardless i love her very much. basically the condom came off during sex. we always try to use extreme caution. her virals are undetectable. i... Read more »

Cat Scratch and Undetectable Viral Load

Posted by qqq1, 1 Reply
I recently had an encounter with a guy where pre cum got on my hand and shirt. I found out that he is hiv positive with an undetectable viral load, so he claims. After the incident I believe I washed my hands, but precum was still on my shirt and... Read more »
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undetectable and risk on passing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I have a boyfriend and he is negative. I am positive undetectable for a few years. He is only top me only bottom. we really want to have sex without condoms. What do you say?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Having an undetectable viral load decreases the risk of HIV transmission but it does not completely eliminate it! Barebacking, even with a negative HIV viral load, is still risky business. You can read much more about this topic in the archives... Read more »

Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So you are freaking out because you now "KNOW" your partner is virally enhanced. So what if you had sex with this dude and he didn't tell you his status? Would you be at any less risk for acquiring HIV right now if you didn't... Read more »

is there a large chance of passing hiv to a partner if one is on atripla for 6 yrs and recent bloodwork shows undetected?

the title is my question. im healthy i take my atripla every day. bloodwork last month came out high levels of white cells and i am undetected. i heard that being undetected there is a very slim chance of passing the hiv to a negative individual. is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The risk of transmission is significantly reduced with HIV therapy. IS the risk as low as zero? Probably not. The viral load in the blood may not reflect the viral load in the semen. So, the risk is low but it is not impossible. DW... Read more »

Passing virus before confirmation

If you have had unprotected sex, and are not sure if that person had HIV, can you pass the (virus?) to another person before it is confirmed that you contracted the virus?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible to transmit HIV to another person before one knows that they are infected with HIV. There is a period from infection to the development of antibodies that is referred to as the window period; an infected person may not know that they... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Prevention Pointers for People With HIV: How to Avoid Passing Your Virus to Someone Else

The easiest ways to pass HIV to someone else are in blood or sexual fluids. Having sex without a condom or sharing drug-injection works can infect a partner with your HIV. If you inject drugs, you can stop with a drug-substitution program (for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Treatment for Hemophilia Is Safer for Patients; Drug Eliminates Chance of Passing Viruses, Diseases

Last week, FDA approved Advate, a hemophilia A treatment containing no human blood components. The drug will be available in pharmacies within two to five weeks. Baxter Healthcare Corp., the drug's developer, has not determined its average wholesale... Read more »
BETA

"Undetectable": Your Burning Questions Answered

Dr. Joanna Eveland (photo: Liz Highleyman) Last month, we asked for your burning questions about "undetectable" viral load. Thanks to everyone who posted a question! We enlisted Dr. Joanna Eveland of Mission Neighborhood Health Center to... 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 »