"The CDC estimates 20% of HIV-positive people in the US don’t know they’re infected – yet it’s this 20% that researchers estimate account for between 54% and 71% of new infections."
It's not the POZ/undetectable guys who know. It's the idiots on here who think they are negative, but don't get tested.
Are you stupid or what? Of course those who don't know are responsible for most new infections, that's only logical.
I know logic isn't your strong point, but the numbers you quote mean 29-46% of new infections are passed by positive guys who know their status. Doesn't quite mean they are safe, does it?
And it certainly doesn't mean that 'undetectable' pozzers should bareback with other guys, they are also included in that number.
You are a dumb fucking idiot and nothing you say will ever change that.
Your half a brain got it half right!
I guess I need to help you with the basics:
In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by
Having sex with someone who has HIV. In general:
Anal sex is the highest-risk sexual behavior. Receptive anal sex (bottoming) is riskier than insertive anal sex (topping).
Vaginal sex is the second highest-risk sexual behavior.
Having multiple sex partners or having other sexually transmitted infections can increase the risk of infection through sex.
Sharing needles, syringes, rinse water, or other equipment (works) used to prepare injection drugs with someone who has HIV.
Less commonly, HIV may be spread by
Being born to an infected mother. HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding.
Being stuck with an HIV-contaminated needle or other sharp object. This is a risk mainly for health care workers.
Receiving blood transfusions, blood products, or organ/tissue transplants that are contaminated with HIV. This risk is extremely small because of rigorous testing of the US blood supply and donated organs and tissues.
Eating food that has been pre-chewed by an HIV-infected person. The contamination occurs when infected blood from a caregiver’s mouth mixes with food while chewing, and is very rare.
Being bitten by a person with HIV. Each of the very small number of documented cases has involved severe trauma with extensive tissue damage and the presence of blood. There is no risk of transmission if the skin is not broken.
Oral sex—using the mouth to stimulate the penis, vagina, or anus (fellatio, cunnilingus, and rimming). Giving fellatio (mouth to penis oral sex) and having the person ejaculate (cum) in your mouth is riskier than other types of oral sex.
Contact between broken skin, wounds, or mucous membranes and HIV-infected blood or blood-contaminated body fluids. These reports have also been extremely rare.
Deep, open-mouth kissing if the person with HIV has sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. HIV is not spread through saliva. Transmission through kissing alone is extremely rare.
There are certainly a few psychopaths (in the true clinical sense....not like the idiotic comments here) who intentionally spread HIV. They are Gay and straight, here and around the world. ONE person can affect 100s or even thousands.
There are a few bug chasers/gift givers, but I doubt their numbers are significant.
Condoms, surely one of the best defenses, is 80-85 percent effective according to the CDC.
Condoms-only/no anal sex
This category is pretty self-explanatory and was found to be 74 percent effective in reducing HIV infections in the 2012 study. However, a 2013 study from CROI found that condoms are only 70 percent effective in preventing HIV infections, and only if used every time. Inconsistent condom use had no prevention effect.
(Let's see? Subtract the 250,000 from 1.1 million POZ, and factor in a 25% human error rate (condoms, used properly are 98% effective)....and what do you get????)
Some people "jump the gun" on PrEP and ART Therapy. There is a minimum ramp up period of 6 months for both AND an Undetectable value for ART.
Yes, the 250,00 Undetectables are included in the 1.1 million of Positive people in the US. I AM POSITIVE!
But as I've linked to many times: "HIV positive patients on anti-retroviral treatment who are virally suppressed did not transmit HIV to their negative partners."