I recently read somewhere that HIV cannot caused by sexual activity if the infected person is on medication. Is this true?
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Dr. Raveendran SR

Diabetologist, Sexologist, Medical Microbiologist

The truth is, even if an HIV-infected individual is on medication, they risk passing the virus to someone they engage in sexual activity with. That is why it is always important to use proper protection. If a person takes their HIV medication properly, the level of virus in their blood can gradually decrease to such a low level that doctors may deem it “undetectable.” At that moment, experts think as long as the patient continues taking their medication, there will be minimal to low risk of transmission. But condoms should still be used, since they not only protect their partners, but also protect the patients from getting other strains of HIV and STDs.

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