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Question

My viral load is undetectable, can I transmit HIV to my partner?

I have been on ARVs for more than two years now and my viral load is undetectable, with a CD4 count of 900. Can I transmit HIV to my partner should I have unprotected sex?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

Because your viral load is undetectable you cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners when having sex without a condom. So yes, if you wish to have sex without a condom then you being positive won’t be an issue. Please see here for more info: http://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

4 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Sadiq,

    If your viral load is undetectable then you cannot transmit HIV to her. This means that your wife doesn’t need to use PrEP. Please see here: http://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

  2. sadiq

    my viral load is undetectable i know U …U but my wife will use prep

  3. Lisa Thorley

    Hi,

    Issues with weight loss when your HIV is under control need to be discussed with a doctor.

  4. Thuli

    Hi.
    I have been using Tribuss for 6 months now. I have lost weight from 61kg to 53.7kg. I recently done my test, my viral load is less than 20. The doctor says everything is fine, but I’m worried about my weight loss! Do I have anything to worry About? I’m eating okay.

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