Can undetectable HIV go away?
Having an undetectable viral load does not mean you are cured of HIV. If you stopped taking treatment, your viral load would increase and once again be detectable. Having an undetectable viral load does mean that there is not enough HIV in your body fluids to pass HIV on during sex.
Can you get reinfected with HIV if you are undetectable?
Hard-to-treat superinfection is rare. Taking medicine to treat HIV can help protect someone from getting a superinfection. If you and your partner have HIV and keep an undetectable viral load, there is effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to the other through sex.
Should I take PrEP if my partner is undetectable?
Should I take a medicine to help prevent HIV? PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV transmission but isn’t necessary in a monogamous relationship if your HIV-positive partner is taking their medication as prescribed and has an undetectable viral load.
How long can I stay undetectable?
When a person living with HIV takes their medication daily as prescribed, their viral load drops to undetectable levels within 6 months or even less. A person will be “durably undetectable” if they maintain an undetectable viral load for at least 6 months after first receiving their undetectable status.
How long can you stay undetectable?
How long does it take for a viral load to be undetectable?
When a person living with HIV begins an antiretroviral treatment regimen, their viral load drops. For almost everyone who starts taking their HIV medication daily as prescribed, viral load will drop to an undetectable level in six months or less.
How long does Biktarvy take to work?
Biktarvy (bictegravir, tenofovir, and emtricitabine) usually starts working within the first 4 weeks, with a noticeable reduction in HIV viral load (amount of HIV virus in your blood). Within three to six months, the viral load in a large proportion of people falls to an undetectable level.