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Undetectable And Risk Of Hiv Transmission

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Undetectable & HIV Transmission Risk

What is the "reality" of HIV transmission from an HIV Poz guy who has an undetectable viral load and currently on medication? I know from what I read it is still possible, but does the chance of transmission go down dramatically in your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So your Top Gun boyfriend is a singing fat lady???? Hmm . . . OK, whatever gets you thought the night guy.Regarding HIV-transmission risk, yes, driving the plasma viral load down to undetectable levels significantly decreases the HIV-transmission... Read more »

Sexual Transmission Risk when undetectable

HEllo,I am a 36-year-old woman. I was diagnosed in 2001. I have been on meds (Prez/Nor/Tru)and... Read more »
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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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. The amount of virus in these fluids (also known as viral load) is the most important factor that determines... Read more »
TheBody.com

News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

HIV News & Views, March 6, 2014 - TheBody.com March 6, 2014 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Minimal Risk of Sexual HIV Transmission for Heterosexual Couples When the HIV-Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load

A systematic review of publications reporting on rates of HIV transmission between heterosexual couples, where the HIV positive partner has an undetectable viral load on ART, revealed minimum risk of transmission. Michelle Letchumanan, on behalf... Read more »
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HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

HIV transmission question

Posted by smr, 1 Reply
I posted this earlier and it seems to have disappeared - forgive me if I'm overlooking something and making a duplicate posting. I am just wondering if anyone out there has personal knowledge of an HIV-positive woman who's viral load is... Read more »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
Hi,

Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »