Following the interview of Professor Christine Katlama, Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Pitié Salpetrière, Paris. It explains the risk of contamination with undetectable HIV viral load ...
What do you think of the works (especially those of Professor Hirschel) claiming that with an undetectable viral load, the risk of contaminating his partner is very low?
Professor Christine Katlama: Today, with the effective treatments that exist, the viral load can go down until it becomes undetectable. It may take a few months to reach this threshold. In this case, the risk of transmission is then minimal and considerably reduced. Nevertheless, any sexual exposure can lead to other sexually transmitted diseases, and the use of condoms in "unknown" sexual ground must be maintained.
With a negative regular partner, obviously you do not need a condom if you are HIV-negative yourself.
Finally, two HIV-positive people with undetectable viral load can have sex without a condom provided they do not have other sexually transmitted infections.
In conclusion, HIV can be controlled for life by a simplified and well-tolerated treatment. But to control his virus and never let him go, you have to get tested.
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