Q and A

Question

Can I get HIV from someone who has been on treatment for 4 months?

Can I get HIV from someone who has been taking treatment for four months?

Answer

Hi, how are you doing?

After 4 months on treatment it is likely that your partner has an undetectable viral load – or a viral load below 200.

When this is the case HIV cannot be passed on via sex. This is explained by U=U.

Do you know what their viral load is? It is usually expected to be undetectable within 3 months (for most it is within the 1st month).

If you are using any other form of protection, that will also prevent HIV transmission e.g., using a condom, or yourself being on PrEP.

Josh.

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