How Is Hiv Contracted, And What Are The Treatment Options?

How long can you stay undetectable?

A person’s viral load is considered “durably undetectable” when all viral load test results are undetectable for at least six months after their first undetectable test result.

This means that most people will need to be on treatment for 7 to 12 months to have a durably undetectable viral load..

What are the treatment options for HIV?

The treatment for HIV is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART involves taking a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV treatment regimen) every day. ART is recommended for everyone who has HIV. ART can’t cure HIV, but HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives.

Is there a cure for HIV if caught early?

There is no cure for HIV yet. However, treatment can control HIV and enable people to live a long and healthy life. This may include attaining an undetectable viral load. If you think you’ve been at risk of HIV, it’s important to get tested.

Is HIV easy to catch?

HIV is not passed on easily from one person to another. The virus does n’t spread through the air like cold and flu viruses. HIV lives in the blood and in some body fluids. To get HIV, 1 of these fluids from someone with HIV has to get into your blood.

What is the riskiest way to contract HIV?

Anal sex is the highest-risk sexual behavior. If you don’t have HIV, being a receptive partner (or bottom) for anal sex is the highest-risk sexual activity for getting HIV. If you do have HIV, being the insertive partner (or top) for anal sex is the highest-risk sexual activity for transmitting HIV.