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Author Topic: Uprotected sex, Serodiscordant couple  (Read 166 times)

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Offline Waltern

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Uprotected sex, Serodiscordant couple
« on: Yesterday at 09:28:13 AM »
My partner has been positive for 10 years and her viral load has been undetectable since 2005, I have been using a condom since then, but i must admit that I am now dying to have it as it is, Now the question is can I go on with unprotected sex , its now always in my mind and I desire it. Any heterosexual discordant couples like mine please share with me.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Uprotected sex, Serodiscordant couple
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:03:55 AM »
I moved your thread into the Someone I Care About Forum where there are no posting restrictions. You can post all of your questions in this thread and participate in other serodiscordant couples threads .

If you partner is undetectable its almost impossible to pass on the virus . Its also in your favor that you are the insertive partner . Have you ever considered PrEP, a once a day pill of Truvada ? . I would not think you would need it if your GF is consistently undetectable but it is effective medicine and powerful peace of mind as well .   

Offline AusShep

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Re: Uprotected sex, Serodiscordant couple
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 12:44:26 PM »
Gay couple here, but we're very much in the same situation, so I'll respond anyway.

After the studies and updates are still showing no HIV transmissions with an undetectable partner (gay and straight, check out the PARTNER study) we decided to make a go at no condoms very briefly then backed off.  The PrEP studies (a recent UK study just offered to put all of the control group on Truvada based on early unpublished results) are also very promising, so we have an appointment on Friday to discuss getting on PrEP, get bloodwork done, and see what the Doctor has to say. 

It'll be another 2 weeks before the follow up where we actually talk with the Dr and decide what to do.  I'm doubtful the Dr will come out and give his direct approval at this point either with or without PrEP in addition to being undetectable.  But we'll probably make a decision at that point.  I'll provide an update  afterwards.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Uprotected sex, Serodiscordant couple
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 12:55:49 PM »
Shep I'm in serodiscordant couple also. We don't use condoms.  Doctors approval.  We should talk.

Offline Waltern

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Re: Uprotected sex, Serodiscordant couple
« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:54:38 AM »
Thank you Jeff, I am now feeling better that there is no recorded case where the viral load was suppressed and transmission was possible, though i stil have headache about contracting the virus. would like to hear some more serodiscordant couples who dont use protection and are only relying on undetectable viral load/ARV as prevention.

 


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