Start Talking. Stop HIV.

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    Nov 02, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/starttalking/index.html



    "Start Talking. Stop HIV., a new phase of CDC’s Act Against AIDS initiative, seeks to reduce new HIV infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men* by encouraging open discussion about a range of HIV prevention strategies and related sexual health issues between sex partners. Effective partner communication about HIV can reduce HIV transmission by supporting HIV testing, HIV status disclosure, condom use, and the use of medicines to prevent and treat HIV."


    Q12.Can I transmit HIV if I have an undetectable viral load?


    "Yes, it is possible that you could still transmit HIV. However, having an undetectable viral load greatly lowers the chance of transmitting the virus to your sexual partners who are HIV-negative. Having an undetectable viral load is also good for your overall health.

    Researchers are studying how much you can lower your chances of transmitting HIV when your viral load is undetectable, and we should know more when these studies are complete.

    (Obviously referring to the Partners Study, and several others like it. CDC has already said 96%. Partners has said "probably closer to ZERO" and like PrEP I think it will also be 100% effective if taken as prescribed).

    If you are taking ART, follow your health care provider’s advice. Visit your health care provider regularly and always take your medicine as directed. This will give you the greatest chance of having an undetectable viral load. Taking other actions, like using a condom consistently and correctly, can lower your chances of transmitting HIV even more."
  • Bowyn_Aerrow

    Posts: 357

    Nov 03, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
    Meh...

    I was on the Anti-hiv/Aids band wagon back in the late 80's and through the 90's. Not my fault people didn't listen.


    For anyone to be getting it today requires condom failure - after you can't tell me that they are purposefully bare backing and doing risky things after 20 years of information on the subject.... right?

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  • Sincityfan

    Posts: 409

    Nov 04, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    Bowyn_Aerrow saidMeh...

    I was on the Anti-hiv/Aids band wagon back in the late 80's and through the 90's. Not my fault people didn't listen.


    For anyone to be getting it today requires condom failure - after you can't tell me that they are purposefully bare backing and doing risky things after 20 years of information on the subject.... right?

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    Some of the sluttier gays think that it's inevitable so they go out and get infected so they wont have to live in fear anymore.
    I am in control!
    My body, my aids.