Undetectable HIV-Positive People Are “Effectively No Risk”
If you are a person living with HIV and your viral load is undetectable, you are now “effectively no risk.” This is great news for anyone who is HIV+ and undetectable.
Get more details on what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially announced. Read on about Undetectable HIV-Positive being “no risk” to spread virus…
CelebNHealth247.com has learned that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now following the lead of hundreds of HIV experts and prevention organizations around the world.
They have announced that there is “effectively no risk” of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load passing on the virus to an HIV-negative partner. The reason is that amount of HIV in blood is less than 200 copies and nearly impossible to pass on the virus.
Undetectable HIV-Positive Details:
The CDC stated:
An HIV-positive person with “less than 200 copies/ml or undetectable levels, it prevents sexual HIV transmission.”
Please note, this does NOT mean go out and have unprotected sex, there are other STDs you don’t want to catch. Always wear a condom and be honest with your sexual partners so they have the opportunity to say yes or no to sex.
Bruce Richman, executive director of the Prevention Access Campaign’s Undetectable=Untransmittable initiative, called the CDC’s statement “remarkable.”
The CDC writes:
“When [antiretroviral treatment] results in viral suppression, defined as less than 200 copies/ml or undetectable levels, it prevents sexual HIV transmission.”
Richman said in an interview with HIV Plus magazine:
“This is the moment we have been waiting for. The CDC agreed … there is ‘effectively no risk’ of sexually transmitting HIV when on treatment and undetectable. The overwhelming data clearly shows that taking our medication daily protects our health and our partners.”
The goals of the Undetectable=Untransmittable campaign are to “help reduce HIV-related stigma” and encourage people living with HIV to “initiate and adhere to a successful treatment regimen.”
The CDC’s letter, released on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day that included disappointing realities for the LGBTQ community.
“Gay and bisexual men are severely affected by HIV. More than 26,000 gay and bisexual men received an HIV diagnosis in 2015, representing two-thirds of all new diagnoses in the United States, and diagnoses increased among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men from 2010 to 2014,” the letter stated.
“Among gay and bisexual men living with diagnosed HIV, 61% have achieved viral suppression, more than in previous years, but well short of where we want to be.”
What are your thoughts on Undetectable HIV-Positive? Would you sleep with someone if they were an HIV-Positive and Undetectable?
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