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Undetectable Viral Load And Risk Of Hiv Transmission

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Female to male transmission with undetectable viral loads.

What is known about the risk of female to male transmission from an HIV+ female taking antiretroviral medication, with a long history (10+ years) of undetectable viral loads? I'm trying to ascertain what is known about how risky unprotected sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is 5 per 10,000 exposures. If the poz-person is on effective combination antiretroviral drugs that have driven her HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels, the risk of any type of HIV transmission decreases considerably, but does not become... Read more »

Being Untetectable

I caught my hiv disease early and started my meds right away and Iam undetectable. How long can I... Read more »

Please help me

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 »
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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 »
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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 »