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My son takes atripla and was told he won't spread the HIV virus as long as he is on this med?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: If undetectable

People with HIV who are on treatment and have an undetectable HIV viral load in their blood are extremely unlikely to transmit HIV to their sexual partners.

In brief: If undetectable

People with HIV who are on treatment and have an undetectable HIV viral load in their blood are extremely unlikely to transmit HIV to their sexual partners.
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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Very low chance

Yes, if your son has his viral load suppressed to undetectable, the chance that he would spread HIV is very low; that being said, it is still highly inadvisable for him to engage in unprotected sex due to other stds or other variants of HIV that may not be susceptible to Atripla infecting him, or if he has a "blip" in his viral load that would make it detectable.

In brief: Very low chance

Yes, if your son has his viral load suppressed to undetectable, the chance that he would spread HIV is very low; that being said, it is still highly inadvisable for him to engage in unprotected sex due to other stds or other variants of HIV that may not be susceptible to Atripla infecting him, or if he has a "blip" in his viral load that would make it detectable.
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