A recent study on HIV transmission has gathered around 1.000 gay male couples for an experiment. The gay males are having unprotected sex with other partners that have HIV. The fact is that the partners that have HIV are taking some antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus. And miraculously, it had worked! This treatment can prevent the sexual transmission of the virus if it’s taken. The study has been conducted for eight years on the couples, and with this treatment, no HIV transmission has been found.
After all this researches and analyses on the gay couples in which one male partner has HIV, and the other one doesn’t, has proven that sex life can exist without the risk of sexual transmission. The partner with the virus is taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress the AIDS virus to be passed on via sex, and to go undetectable levels.
New Studies Are Showing a Method of Preventing HIV Transmission
Moreover, with the help of this study and its findings, we can suppress the transmission of HIV by taking the ART. The strong message that the survey transmits it can prevent virus transmission to population. Only with the help of this study, the antiretroviral treatment has prevented around 472 HIV transmissions in this period.
Also, the study was published in the Lancet Medical Journey and had evaluated the risk of HIV transmission between gay male partners. Especially when one partner has HIV, and the other doesn’t have, and their sex life is unprotected. The interesting findings in the eight-year study were that 15 men from 972 gay couples had been found infected with HIV. The ones infected with HIV have acquired the virus from another sexual partner that wasn’t under treatment.
Finally, the battle with HIV has started in the ’80s and is continuing even now, with more than 1.8 million new cases every year.