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Undetectable And Passing On The 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 »

HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are described as "undetectable" who is to say that the first person who tests... Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
Now I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario

You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »
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low viral load and passing on the virus

if someone has a very low vload is it harder for them to pass the virus as someone who has a very high vload?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, but plasma viral load is only one component. One also has to realize that HIV infected cells are also present in blood, semen, and vaginal-cervical secretions. Just because someone has a low or undetectable viral load in the blood, does not... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kyrgyzstan: Breastfeeding Babies Infected With HIV in Kyrgyz Hospitals Pass Virus to Their Mothers

In a dramatic rise from previous figures, Kyrgyz health officials said Wednesday a total of 72 children were infected with HIV at two hospitals in the country's southern region, along with 16 mothers. Earlier tallies had put the numbers at 41... 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 »