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Author Topic: Unprotected sex only with ud vl?  (Read 1028 times)

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Offline whymeetc

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Unprotected sex only with ud vl?
« on: August 07, 2014, 04:30:21 PM »
Hi I'm Poz taking Atripla with an ud vl. I'm seeing a guy who is also poz but he has not started meds yet. I was wondering should I insist on using condoms until he is ud? Do I risk complicating my case if we have unprotected sex (multiple strains etc)?
September 4, 2012

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Unprotected sex only with ud vl?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 05:23:21 PM »
I can only offer what Dr. Joel Gallant recently posted.  If you don't know, he is a well-known HIV doctor, researcher, etc.  I will say I've mentioned being told exactly what he says, and many disagreed.  Of course, there are other STI's, which can complicate things.  I think STI's, including hepatitis B and C, are things I would be more concerned with, over being infected with a strain that is already resistant to the meds you take.

"Superinfection is uncommon, but it can occur.  The risk is greatest if youíve only been infected for a short time.  Being on ART probably reduces the risk of superinfection, just as PrEP prevents primary infection. However, if you were to have sex with someone whose virus was resistant to the drugs youíre taking, itís possible that your ART regimen would no longer work. This hasnít been well documented, but itís a possibility that people worry about."

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Offline whymeetc

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Re: Unprotected sex only with ud vl?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 06:04:10 PM »
Thanks. Condoms it is. I don't want to risk being in another bad situation on my own again.
September 4, 2012


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