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Author Topic: Resistance to partner's meds?  (Read 842 times)

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Offline Etay1207

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Resistance to partner's meds?
« on: March 27, 2010, 08:56:15 AM »
Hey guys, I have a question about drug resistance. My partner and I are versatile with each other. He's on meds and I'm not. Are there traces of the meds in his semen? Could I become resistant to his regiment?
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Re: Resistance to partner's meds?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 10:28:59 AM »
With your viral load, no.


Resistance is an example of Darwinian evolution.  HIV mutates randomly and if those mutations give it an advantage in your body, the mutant forms will survive and reproduce gradually replacing the others.

But your viral load shows you are not getting enough drugs to make it so the virus needs a mutation in order to thrive.  It's just thriving away there   :(

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Re: Resistance to partner's meds?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 10:52:15 AM »
The worry about drug resistance being passed on to another person during sex has nothing to do with meds being in semen. It's to do with a resistant virus being passed on.

People who end up with previously unknown (in them) drug resistance due to intercourse are said to have been reinfected or superinfected. So far, this has only been seen to happen in the very early days of their original infection. And there's only been a handful of cases.



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Re: Resistance to partner's meds?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 03:25:56 PM »
Hmmm

The important factor here is the viral load of your partner, if he's undetectable, say below 50 copies, I wouldn't worry, if not then I would (and he should be attending to his adherence/speaking to his doc).

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