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HIV/AIDS

Updated 25 June 2014

Stick to your ARV treatment plan

Antiretroviral medicine can play a huge part in preventing positive people from transmitting the virus – but only if they keep their viral loads undetectable.

People with HIV who are on antiretroviral medicine and have an undetectable level of the virus are at virtually no risk of infecting their partners.

Cohen’s research involved 1 763 couples, where one was HIV positive and the other HIV negative. Nine countries, including South Africa, were involved and couples in Soweto and Cape Town took part.

 

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