Apr 29, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
This is a GAY study.
The study provides strong evidence that treatment as prevention works.
"Essentially, what we are seeing among the gay couples enrolled in Opposites Attract is that HIV transmission is quite unlikely when someone's viral load is undetectable. In fact, no HIV-negative man in the study has contracted HIV from his positive partner."
“People living with HIV are concerned they may pass on the virus but knowing that being on treatments is an effective barrier to transmission sexual partner is a huge and welcome relief.”
Brent Allen Executive Officer, Living Positive Victoria said the results confirmed the importance and effectiveness of HIV treatments and would assist in removing much of the stigma and fear associated with disclosing HIV status.
(Not that easy!)
"These findings have a dramatic effect upon our confidence to disclosure our HIV status to sexual partners knowing that the likelihood of infecting someone is so markedly diminished when we are on treatments and maintaining an undetectable viral load," Allen said.
In related news Dr. Joel doesn't even answer undetectable transmissions risks anymore.
Hi Dr. Joel! Thanks for all the info! I'm a 30 year old HIV+ male with undetectable viral load and CD4 count of 740. I want to have oral sex (give and receive) with a guy I just met. My Dr. says I should always use a condom because I could get a superinfection or contract something else. Is it really that unsafe for me? I don't find oral sex with a condom that appealing. Thanks!
I’m declaring an indefinite moratorium on questions about transmission risk with an undetectable viral load…not because they’re bad questions, but because I’ve answered them so many times already. Scroll down!
He's the Doc who referred to Art Deco as having a problem with the paradigm shift of recent medical news.
I say if every POZ guy became undetectable and every Neg guy who really IS negative was on PrEP.....HIV would be over.