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Risk Of Hiv Transmission With Undetectable Viral Load

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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
...agree the risk of HIV transmission from someone on effective combination antiretroviral therapy, who has driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels, is "not zero but extremely low." I've said this repeatedly in this forum. (See the... Read more »

Clinical Test is unethical?

Dr Bob,First I would like to say that I love your column and find you very informative.In one... Read more »

Please help me (PREGNANCY)

I leave in Ethiopia. I am male living with HIV. My CD4 is now 800 and viral load less than 40 in... Read more »
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Hormonal Contraceptives Increase HIV Risk; Vitamin A Levels Unrelated to Viral Load

...women and to slowprogression once infected. Vitamin A deficiencies are common in Kenya andhave been associated with higher HIV viral loads and advanced disease.Consequently, they studied whether giving vitamin A supplements woulddecrease HIV... 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 Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

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

... Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission 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 »
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Risk of HIV from receptive fellatio ...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I just think it would be fair to say that unprotected receptive fellatio without ejaculation would be very similar in terms of risk to insertive cunnilingus if both the receivers were HIV positive. I think that if both their status was unknown,... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...routine. Despite the availability of a reliable method to detect this initial phase of infection, the polymerase chain reaction viral load test, medical providers worldwide will diagnose only about one of every 60,000 cases of acute HIV... 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 »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
...nine or 10 times a month, and over time, 38 people became infected. Earlier data from the same research team showed that the risk of people transmitting HIV is slight if the amount of virus in their bloodstream is low. Those findings have... Read more »