Can HIV be transmitted if my viral load is 250?
17 March 2023. Related: All topics, CD4 and viral load, HIV transmission.
Does having a viral load of 250 mean it can be transmitted to another person?
Hi, how are you doing?
A viral load of 250 is great. A viral load this low means that it is being suppressed.
For U=U to apply your viral load would need to be below 200.
Even though your viral load is a little higher than 200, the risk of transmission is very small. Unfortunately you cannot rely on U=U but transmission would be rare with a viral load of 250.
Hi Bb, for U=U to apply viral load is only considered undetectable when below 200.
Some sites say even Below 500 can be reffered as undetectable
Hi Thandi, this has been answered as a question. Please see here: https://i-base.info/qa/21348
Great thank you for that clarification. My viral load is now undetectable. I do have another question i have a 7 week baby i am not breastfeeding, why was i given co-trimoxazole. His pcr after birth was negative i am yet to do another one at 10 weeks. He was on nevaripine for 6 weeks n i was told to discontinue using it n start cotrimoxazole. I notice anytime i give my son the meds he gets a rash so i am scared he might be allergic to it. Is it there a possibility that cotrimoxazole might cause him to be resistant to certain antibiotics?