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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Last updated 03/01/2017