Is there medication i can take to protect myself from HIV transmission?
Someone I’m seeing is HIV positive and undetectable I’m negative. Will his treatment stop the virus from spreading if we have unprotected sex ? Also I’m from the UK and was wondering if there is any medication available what I can take that will allow me to have unprotected sex and not have to worry about getting HIV?,
The fact he is on treatment and has an undetectable viral load means there is very little chance of transmission taking place. The risk of this is close to zero. His treatment protects you from transmission.
We know this because of a study called PARTNER. It looked at couples like yours with one positive and one negative partner. The positive partner was on treatment with an undetectable viral load. Couples on the study had sex without condoms over 44,500 times. There were no transmissions.
It isn’t available on the NHS yet but there is medication you can take that will protect you even more. This is called PrEP or pre exposure prophylaxis. Again the NHS doesn’t provide this but it can be legally bought and imported off of the internet.
It is important to make sure you are getting it from a reliable source. The iwantprepnow website has excellent information about this.