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Author Topic: hiv transmission risk with undetectable viral load  (Read 2005 times)

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Offline Marchmain30

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hiv transmission risk with undetectable viral load
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:11:25 AM »
Hi Guys,
           First of all can I thank you for the support you provide to people in this forum.
 Ive been on meds for 2.5 years now my viral load went from  circa 30,000  to undetectable within 6 weeks and has remained undetectable. Iam on truvada, ritonavir and atazanavir and never miss a dose might take it an hour or hour and a half after scheduled time but my doc assures me this is fine.
My boyfriend preformed oral on me the other day and this has left me worried. I did not ejaculate. Ive read that the risk to him is zero is this correct? Also I have no other sti's
 Any input on this is much appreciated

Marchmain

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Re: hiv transmission risk with undetectable viral load
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 06:29:53 AM »
Hi Marchmain, welcome to the forums.

I've moved your thread to the Living forum which, as an hiv positive person, is the more appropriate place for you to post. The Am I Infected forum is only for people who are questioning their own risk level and/or testing procedures and results.

With you having an undetectable viral load for so long and no other STIs, then yes, the risk is as close to zero as one can possibly get. You are highly unlikely to transmit your virus during oral and not only because of your UD VL, but also because saliva contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect.

Hiv infection through the oral route is very rare and mainly seems to happen if the person being blown has a very, very high viral load (and probably doesn't even know he's poz) and the one doing the blowing has very poor oral health.

So yeah, relax.

Ann
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Offline Marchmain30

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Re: hiv transmission risk with undetectable viral load
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 06:52:27 AM »
Hi Ann
Thanks for putting my mind at ease.

regards

Marchmain

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Re: hiv transmission risk with undetectable viral load
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 07:17:39 AM »
You're welcome Marchmain. Stick around and get to know us! :)
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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