Being HIV positive and having an undetectable viral load means you won’t pass on HIV to your partners. When a HIV positive person takes their treatment, within 6 months, they can become undetectable.
So, if a HIV positive person is on treatment and has an undetectable viral load there is zero risk of transmission. Undetectable = Untransmittable.
When you’re on treatment, it’s important to continue to monitor your viral load through regular testing. This is to ensure it keeps lowering, or if you’ve already achieved an undetectable viral load, to help you maintain it.
It’s also a good idea to test for STIs. You may experience more severe symptoms for some STIs which may also increase the risk of onward HIV transmission. Regular STI tests mean we can address any undiagnosed STIs early and keep our partners safe.
If you are living with or affected by HIV and would like support contact George House Trust