Q and A

Question

I’m on treatment, is my partner at risk?

My partner and I have been having sex without a condom. He’s negative, is there any risk? Just to let you know I’m on treatment.

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

As long as your viral load is undetectable, there won’t be any risk. Please see here: http://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

Just in case you don’t know what your viral load is, when someone starts medication their viral load should become undetectable within 1-3 months of starting treatment. Therefore, if you’ve been on meds for over 3 months, then your viral load should be undetectable.

If you’re new to treatment, then yes there is a risk.

2 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Sli,

    When someone is pregnant, the most important thing is that their viral load is undetectable. If you have an undetectable viral load, the risk of transmission is drastically reduced. Please see the following: http://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy

  2. Sli

    If I’m pregnant is it also safe if the viral load is undetectable

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