Q and A


Is there is risk of reinfection if I am on treatment?

Hi, I’m HIV positive with an undetectable viral load (20). I recently had an encounter with another male. He said he was negative, but I don’t know if I can believe him. 3 or 4 weeks later.I followed up with my doctor and had blood tests tan on me. I was still undetectable, but again, that was only 3 o4 weeks after my encounter.Since the encounter, I don’t know if it’s stress or what, but I have a headache and my lymph-node on the light side is sore. Am I at risk?



Reinfection with a different version of HIV that is resistant to your drugs is very unlikely.

Other than checking for STIs, it sounds like stress and worry could easily be cauting your symptoms.


  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Bilbo,

    Reinfection on ARVs is very unlikely. Please see this Q&A for more information.

  2. bilbo

    So ARVs stop reinfection?


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