Question: How do you know if youre undetectable?

The only way to know if your viral load is undetectable is through an HIV viral load or HIV RNA test that your doctor or health care provider can do. You will need to have your blood drawn for this test, and the test will determine the level of virus in your blood that day.

What makes someone undetectable?

When copies of HIV cannot be detected by standard viral load tests, an HIV-positive person is said to have an “undetectable viral load.” For most tests used clinically today, this means fewer than 50 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood (<50 copies/mL). Reaching an undetectable viral load is a key goal of ART.

Is it OK to be with someone undetectable?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that they concur with scientific evidence asserting that when an individual has an undetectable HIV viral count, theres effectively no risk of them transmitting HIV to a sexual partner.

How long should I take PrEP after exposure?

Ideally PEP should begin within an hour of possible infection and no longer than 72 hours after exposure, whereas PrEP should be taken during (before and after) the time high-risk exposure may take place.

Is PrEP effective after 6 days?

PrEP reaches maximum protection from HIV for receptive anal sex (bottoming) at about 7 days of daily use. For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP reaches maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use.

Does PrEP work after 72 hours?

Ideally PEP should begin within an hour of possible infection and no longer than 72 hours after exposure, whereas PrEP should be taken during (before and after) the time high-risk exposure may take place.

What happens if you take 2 PrEP pills?

It doesnt matter what time of day you take your PrEP pill and its OK if its not exactly the same time every day. Just be sure to take one PrEP pill every 24 hours. If you accidentally take two PrEP pills in one day, its OK. Taking two PrEP pills is not harmful.

Is PrEP safer than condoms?

With the low number of HIV cases among people actively taking PrEP we are now talking about greater than 99 percent effectiveness, in other words, the pill is more effective at preventing HIV than condoms.

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