Posted by: | 2017/10/11


Undetectable viral load.

hy; im on arvs for 5 years now and my viral load its undetectable and my bf is hiv - , he insist that we dont use a condom how risky is that?

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HIV/Aids expert
- 2017/10/13

It is not risky at all. If one has an undetectable viral load it means that they are unable to transmit HIV. The phrase is UequalsU Undetectable equals Untransmittable and we are making sure that everyone knows this information. If you are taking your treatment very well and the viral load is undetectable you do not have to use condoms with your partner. This is particularly important for couples like you and your bf. You are a serodiscordant couple - one is HIV negative and the other is HIV positive. Now you know that you can have children without infecting your partner. 

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2017/10/12

it is always safe to use protection irrespective of an undetectable vl

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