Skip to comments.MEDICAL ADVANCE: Doctors agree that when HIV is under control, unprotected sex is OK
Posted on 12/05/2017 7:36:22 PM PST by markomalley
Last year, Chris Kimmenez and his wife asked their doctors a simple question. Could Chris, who has been HIV positive since 1989 but keeps the virus in check through medication, transmit it sexually to Paula?
They were pretty sure they knew the answer. Married for more than 30 years, they had not always practiced safe sex, but Paula showed no signs of having the virus.
Their physicians were less certain.
They had a conversation, and they did some research on it, Kimmenez said. They came back to us and said there may still be a risk, but were comfortable enough that unprotected sex is safe.
We knew that all along, said Kimmenez, 56.
Simple acknowledgments like that one, spoken quietly in the privacy of doctors offices, mark the arrival of a historic moment in the history of HIV: Medical authorities are publicly agreeing that people with undetectable viral loads cannot transmit the virus that causes AIDS.
The policy change has profound implications for the way people view HIV. The change promises not just unprotected sex for couples like Kimmenez and his wife, but also reduced stigma for the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV. The policy change also offers the hope that more people will be tested and begin treatment if they are found to have the virus rather than live in denial.
There was something in me that said Im damaged and I made a mistake, and people see it and Im a danger, said Mark King, 56, a writer and activist who tested positive for HIV in 1985. But now, treatment has fully suppressed the virus. When I finally internalized this message . . . something suddenly lifted off of me that is hard to describe. It was almost as if someone wiped me clean. I no longer feel like this diseased pariah.
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The only reasonably safe solution to avoid HIV: stay a virgin until marriage, marry another virgin, and stay faithful. (Then you only have to worry about getting it from blood transfusions, improperly sterilized medical / dental instruments, and so on...relatively small chance)
This works also:
Don’t hump 1,000 men in a park or a bathroom w/o even asking their NAME.
What an asinine statement!
Does anyone need more proof that the pharmaceutical/medical industry is only interested in the money to be made from pallative and maintenance drugs and not from actually curing people just once?
I guarantee you that if America enforced a law that, for every 1000 people who died of AIDS, the government would shoot a congressman, a doctor, and a pharmaceutical representative in the face that AIDS will be cured in under a year?
Eradicating the vector has always done well in fighting diseases
Dont hump 1,000 men in a park or a bathroom w/o even asking their NAME.
Is the Doctor so stupid that they think that there is only one type of Sexually transmitted disease?
Or is he so greedy he does not care who get sick, as long as he can make some money.
Playing Russian Roulette! You could get hurt!
You could say that again.
that’s a disgrace
When millions of people are out of work, unemployment results.
"...diabetes / cancer / HIV graph..."
My first thought reading this story: Jerry Brown approved a law to reduce knowingly exposing someone to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor. What?
They want us all in their same boat of perversions. It’s like voting to eat all the ice cream you want, but someone else gets fat.
Attention: The common cold is under control. You can all go back to licking doorknobs.
Sounds like you're the one trying to kill the American public.
Not the kind of bet I would make.
Sure. Go ahead. Though no lawsuits to follow in consequence.
"...sounds like youre the one trying to kill the American public..."
AIDS isnt the only reason to use protection. you can even MRSA if you put your pee bug in the wrong place. among other things. syphilis..ect
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