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Heath Watch: Elders and HIV

There is a false assumption playing out within the elder LGBTQ+ community. There is a myth that sexually active elders don't need to worrying about becoming infected with HIV. In this article, ElderPride invites our readers to take dominion over their well-being. To become informed.



Elders need to know that living with HIV has changed drastically but it has not gone away. According to a recent article in Health Nation, things have evolved over the past couple of decades, and this is especially true when it comes to sex. Thanks to today’s HIV treatments, many people now have viral loads that are “undetectable.” This means there is so little HIV in the blood that standard blood tests don’t pick it up.

What does that have to do with sex? Undetectable viral loads are also untransmissable—meaning you’re unlikely to transmit HIV to your partner during sex.

For more insights, read the full article here.

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