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Question

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?

Answer

Hi

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.

2 comments

  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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