Q and A

Question

I’ve been positive since birth, I’m on treatment, can I transmit?

If someone that has been HIV positive since birth and been on antiviral medications, what are the possibilities that they will transmit HIV?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

As long a person is on treatment and their viral load is undetectable they cannot transmit HIV when having sex without a condom. Please see here:

http://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

This however does not apply if a woman were to breastfeed as there is a risk, albeit small of transmission.

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