superinfection

anonymous asked:

My husband and I have been having unprotected sex and we both are HIV positive. We both were diagnosed at the same time and we're on the same mess. A friend of mine said that we should stop having unprotected sex because we may become super infectious and I'll be hard to a drug that will keep our viral load down. We're both undetectable too. What are your thoughts about the situation? How much is the truth?

Your friend means well, but his worries are exaggerated. First, both of you have undetectable viral loads. As long as they remain that way, neither of you is going to transmit HIV to the other. Second, you may be infected with the same virus. Third, HIV superinfection is a pretty uncommon event.