unsafer sex with hiv positive who take his medicine

Question

hi i am hiv positive and i take my medicine atripla my virus load is 37 now , i have bf hiv negative and we had un safer sex by the way he is a top and i am a bottom , so my question its possible to infect him if my virus load is 37 i am so worry and both of us we can not sleep from worry thanks

Answer

If your viral load is under 50 copies/ml as you said, it is virtually impossible to infect him.

A major study (HPTN 052) examining how antiretrovirals (ARVs) reduce the risk of HIV transmission among heterosexuals has found that no participant with a fully suppressed viral load infected his or her long-term HIV-negative partner.

What Makes the HPTN 052 Study So Significant?

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