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Offline scaredguy101

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Me and bf are scared
« on: May 03, 2021, 01:18:19 pm »

Me and my partner have been together for about 5 months now , He is HIV+ and i am HIV-. We normally dont have anal because were both not really that into it, but we love giving oral to eachother. With that being said a week before he was due for his V/L check we had been drinking together, i had just had my wisdom teeth removed so we were kissing all night. We have been eating eachothers *ass* out and 69ing ( sorry for the bluntness, i dont really know the medical terms for them ) LOL. Basically we gave eachother oral, and deep kissing for a couple nights about 5 weeks ago and my last exposure was 3 nights ago. He is on ARV's and has been for 2 years (i dont know the names of them). His viralogic testing came back and was 62 copies / ml and his doctor said this was referenced as a (viral blip ) and that its of no concern and it does happen. My concern is i am not on PrEP, and this last week ive had random bouts of diareah and a sore throat. Any chance i need testing for this?

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Re: Me and bf are scared
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 01:42:23 pm »

You had no HIV risk, at least not from your BF.  See anything under 200 copies is UD in terms of forward transmission. https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=71848.0

Regarding your BF's blip, i'm not surprised your doctor isn't concerned.

Minor blips can happen for various reasons, there is strong evidence that as ART takes care of the active viral load some transient blips are nothing more than the detection of the low-level release of virus from existing reservoirs, including defective copies and that those who blip more often tend to have larger HIV reservoirs and hence it's not a concern for with the treatment etc.

See link for "What’s All This Fuss I Hear About Viral “Blips”?

Treatment wise, it's still generally accepted anything under 50 copies is fully suppressed/UD for best outcomes so your partner is only about 12 copies out. If your partner is taking their meds correctly then I'm sure this micro blip will be gone the next time they test.


Viral Blips Don't Raise the Risk of HIV Treatment Failure


What’s All This Fuss I Hear About Viral “Blips”?

(*undetectable viral load defined as less than 200 copies/milliliter)

Q&A on persistent low-level viremia.

Finally, keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards


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