How they got these results will AMAZE you!
A study titled “The PARTNER study” – presented at the Conferences on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this week – practically confirms that if you take your medicine right and your doctors tell you the virus is in hiding, you will not give HIV to your sex partner(s).
Alison Rodger was asked while presenting the study’s initial findings what’s the chance of someone with an undetectable viral load giving their HIV negative partner the disease. She responded, “Our best estimate is it’s zero.”
The two year study logged 16,400 sexual encounters of all kinds – vaginal, anal, oral, etc – with semen fluids on and inside the HIV negative partner. No one was infected by their HIV positive partner. Now, a couple of floozies who had sex outside of their relationship did become HIV positive. Researchers studied the HIV strands and determined it was not from their relationship partner.
“The PARTNER study” is expected to continue for a few more years with full results in 2017.
Does this change how you feel about dating someone who is HIV positive?