Im not sure how to proceed. This test is helpful before and after a change in medication. How do we negotiate these terms? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box. Anal Pap smears should be done when indicated. It is not, and no one will ever say it is zero. However this continues to beg for further debate.
The sexual acts of gay men do not exist in two separate vacuums. If a viral load is considered undetectable, it means the medication is working. General Disclaimer: The Body is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. Apply plenty of lube once you're sure there's no air in your condom. They've grown tired of feeling the need to re-assure their negative partners about reduced transmission. Ive never been in these circumstances before. The absolute worst that can happen is that a negative person does not want to proceed with the situation and thus neither need waste the other's time.
Ive posted this question in another category but its seems to be the wrong category. However, zero transmissions does not mean a zero percent chance of transmission. Maybe transmission risk is greater the first time a serodiscordant couple has sex? In total, 767 couples took part in this two-year interim analysis and there were a total of 894 couple-years of follow-up. Fax + 44 0 208 616 1250. If the risk is zero for fucking without a condom, it is definitely zero for oral sex. One is not using enough water-based lube, particularly for anal intercourse.
My initial post was in relation to a condom breaking and now Im wondering if this poses a new risk if he had either of those sti's?. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post. They do not imply any health status or behaviour on the part of the people in the photo. In other words, both the top and bottom. There are also different methods of protection during sexual activity including use of , , and treatment as prevention.
Far too many factors come into play. Smart + Strong is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information contained in the blogs or within any comments posted to the blogs. Don't go putting yourself at risk with some guy you only recently met. . A part of me thinks that this basic respect is a deal breaker and the other part just misses him and wants him back.
But I wouldn't be particularly worried about it, in terms of getting infected, as far as base conditions: undetectable viral load of your partner, and consistency in condom use, remain unchanged. They can, and they do. Lol Im sorry for calling that guy a prick. I realize i put myself in the situation choosing someone who I wasnt able to trust. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider. One applauds the Swiss for encouraging individuals to get tested and begin effective treatment, thereby slowing the transmission of the virus within the community. You have to decide what your level of acceptable risk is, and to what lengths you will do to protect yourself.
Berger has been honored by Test Positive Aware Network with the Charles E Clifton Leadership Award. A healthcare provider will order follow-up testing at regular intervals to see whether the viral load changes over time. I would like to stay negative!. The 96% is based on one transmission which researchers conclude happened around day eight of treatment from someone who would not have been undetectable. The other reason is having an air bubble in the condom. The insertive partner is always at lower risk, regardless of the other person's viral load.
My viral load went to undetectable in two weeks and has remained there ever since. As Andy and other friends in the forum stated, being undetectable and compliant with meds means much less risk of transmission. I started medications on a study of a new drug combination. Loa, Yes, your risk is still quite low. Places such as bathhouses were a booming business. Again, this is a diversion from the party line. We are using condoms and I feel like its hard for him to get used to it.