A 29-year-old male asked:
what are the chances of infecting my partner with hiv if my viral load is less than 40?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Scholand answered
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Close to zero: The wonderful thing about having a very low HIV-1 viral load, is the infectivity (by definition) approaches zero. "No virus, no infection" would be a good mantra to follow. Being undetectable isn’t a constant state, however, so if you stop taking your medication then your viral load will go back up again. Good to have the numbers checked periodically to ensure you remain undetectable.
Answered on Jun 27, 2020
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