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Question

Undetectable, can I transmit?

I’ve been on meds for a month and my viral load is already undetectable, this is great. Should I get my partner to use PrEP, or are they OK because I’m undetectable?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

The evidence that we have is that if someone has an undetectable viral load then no they cannot transmit HIV when having sex without using a condom. For more info please see Q’s 9 and 14 here:

http://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions

6 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Dan,

    If your viral load is undetectable, then no you cannot transmit HIV. Please see Q’s 9 and 14 here: http://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions

  2. DanDan

    Hi there, what are the chances of trasmitting someone HIV if I’m on meds and undetactable since I started treatment? He’s always top and only rarely sucks me as he’s really new to sex with men… please help!

  3. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Belgique,

    I’m sorry, this is dreadful. Your guy has no right to demand money from you. Can you get support at the clinic to help stop his behaviour? They might be able to put you in touch with the right support even if they can’t do it themselves.

  4. Belgique

    I’m still going through depression about this guy of mine I just told that I am HIV positive
    He went crazy tried to call the police on me he was super mad when I told him until now he haven’t talked to me
    He was telling me that I’ll have to give him 1000$ so he can buy him meds I’m still in depression life
    Don’t wait until you sleep with a guy and then tell him later I tell you because I know how it’s feels
    Now I got rejected by a guy I thought he was gone be my husband
    Please let your partner know before it get too bad
    Thanks

  5. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Jerry,

    The evidence is there. When someone has an undetectable viral load they CANNOT transmit HIV when having sex without a condom. Please see Q’s 9 and 14 here: http://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions

    This is supported by UNAIDS, PEPFAR, ISA and BHIVA to name just a few organisations.

  6. Jerry

    Should always use a condom to be on the safe side. I never heard that one cannot give some HIV or AIDS. Because they’re viral load is undetectable.

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