“The most common response I get from disbelievers is that positive men use ‘undetectable’ as a way of getting people to sleep with them without a condom,” says Tyler Curry, an editor with the new group HIV Equal, who has written about his frustration with gay men still ignorant about what it means to be undetectable.
“Positive men don’t want to transmit the virus to someone who is negative just as much as a negative person doesn’t want to become positive,” Curry emphasizes.
But anyways, I’ve grown to love and want a future with her. Can you please confirm whether you were referring to her CD4 count or her viral load. The aim of treatment is to get the viral load to undetectable (below 50 copies).
To join, couples had to say up front that they sometimes don’t use protection—meaning no condoms, and the HIV-negative partner could not be on a daily Pr EP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, regimen.
The Partner study itself comes with a series of warnings about what exactly the study has really found about undetectable viral loads.
Researchers don’t recommend that undetectable gay and bi men have sex without the usual methods of protection, for example.
I’m currently dating this woman who has HIV and hepatitis B. This is a very safe way to protect you from catching HIV.
The simplest and safest option which carries no risk to you is Do-it-yourself artificial insemination (self insemination) using a plastic syringe.