This Wednesday 04-04-2012 the topic is the Sex Survey from POZ Magazine: CLICK HERE
March 2012: Sex Talk
Last year, a study known as HPTN 052 proved that treating HIV-positive people with an effective antiretroviral drug regimen (one that lowers their viral load to an undetectable level for at least six months) reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to HIV-negative sexual partners by 96 percent. We’d like our HIV-positive readers to take our confidential survey and let us know if–and how–this new scientific insight has affected your mind-set and/or sexual relations.
HPTN 052 Trial CLICK HERE
Specific questions we will discuss:
1. Are you aware that treatment can lower the risk of HIV transmission?
2. Is the idea that treatment can lower HIV transmission an incentive for going on or adhering to treatment?
3. Do the results of HPTN 052 make you worry less about transmitting HIV to an HIV-negative sexual partner?
4. Do you think that if you’re consid3ered significantly less contagious because of effective treatment then people will feel more comfortable around you?
5. Do you think that if you’re considered significantly less contagious because of effective treatment then people will be more willing to have sex with you?
6. Do the results of HPTN 052 affect whether or not you disclose your HIV status to a new sexual partner?
7. Do the results of HPTN 052 make you less likely to use a condom?