There are also indications of regular “blips” in viral load.

Condoms are still one of the most effective methods of preventing the spread of HIV.

Whether you’re the HIV positive partner or the HIV negative partner, no one wants a good roll in the sack to have lasting repercussions.

Someone who’s HIV negative with an STD could be up to 5-times more likely to contract HIV if exposed to it.

Someone who’s HIV positive with an STD is much more likely to have a detectable viral load – making transmission to someone else much easier can affect overall health.

Test regularly for HIV during the pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding period.

All HIV-positive pregnant women should access prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services when pregnant and breastfeeding.It is important to plan your pregnancy to protect your partner and baby from HIV.Your healthcare professional can direct you to family planning services.This is where most HIV infections happen among men who have sex with men.Remember, if he’s had one sexual encounter since his last test, his status is a question mark.If you’re dating someone who’s status is different than yours, the positive partner should get regular testing to ensure the viral load becomes and stays undetectable.