Posted by: | 2017/08/08


if you have undetected blood what are your chances of infecting someone else?

i want to know how if i am HIV positive and have undictect blood what is chances of re infection and infecting someone else during sex

Expert's Reply


HIV/Aids expert
- 2017/08/08

If you are living with HIV and you are taking antiretroviral treatment properly we expect your viral load - the number of HIV copies in your blood to be undetectable. If your viral load is undetectable then the risk of you infecting your partner with HIV during unprotected sex is negligible - as long as you are taking your treatment,

Re-infection can occur if you have unprotected sex with someone of unknown or known HIV status who may have a detectable viral load. This is why it is important to discuss HIV status with a partner. If you both have undetectable viral loads then there is no risk of re-infection

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