HIV medication is not just life saving for HIV positive people, but if you take it correctly you can’t transmit the virus to sex partners, even if you don’t use condoms.
This positive conclusion is drawn from the large European PARTNER study among almost 900 straight and gay serodiscordant couples (one partner with HIV, the other without). The HIV positive participants in the study are doing so well on their medication that the virus is no longer detectable in their blood and semen or vaginal fluids. None of their partners got infected with HIV.
After the START-study showed last year that early treatment of HIV is beneficial for one’s individual health, now the PARTNER study provides us with another good reason for timely testing and treating HIV: it stops HIV transmission. So be sure you get tested regularly and timely.
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