Nov 212012

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A study conducted at a clinic in United Kingdom to over two thousand gay men found that 48 percent are not agree that treatment of HIV makes them less infectious or make unnecessary the use of a condom.

A study more than two thousand gay men attending clinics in the United Kingdom has found that 48% are not in agreement that HIV treatment can make them less infectious or make unnecessary the use of a condom.

Although the survey found that only 15% of men who receive anti-retrovirals had recently had unprotected sex with another person who had the disease, the investigation concluded that many more affected by the disease were not taking the treatment. The possibility of the latter are keeping unprotected collects one greater risk than those who do take it.

However, in gay men who were taking antiretroviral therapy, people with a detectable viral load were considerably less likely to have that men with an undetectable viral load, which suggests that some men are taking their load into account when making decisions about unprotected sex.

The surveyed more than 2000 men average age was 43 years. 88% Of them were white and 85% had anti-retroviral treatment. Of this percentage, 83% had an undetectable viral load. Of the total, 8% knew that it had a detectable viral load and another 8% didn't know your viral load.

The men were asked if they agreed with these statements: "When the viral load is undetectable, condoms are not necessary to prevent the transmission of HIV" and "undetectable viral load makes someone less infectious in a sexual relationship". Only 4% agreed with the first statement, 48 per cent agreed with the second, leaving the other 48% which was disagreement with the two.

Source: Aidsmap.