Dating playing it safe
The Partner study itself comes with a series of warnings about what exactly the study has really found about undetectable viral loads.
Researchers don’t recommend that undetectable gay and bi men have sex without the usual methods of protection, for example.
“But the topic quickly turned into a conversation about trust,” he said.
Dating sites and apps have gotten increasingly popular among college students like us over the last few years.
Maybe you’ve found yourself creating an Ok Cupid account or taking Tinder more seriously when you had originally got the app just for fun. After all, you never really know whom you’re talking to.
Meaning, the men who got HIV did so through someone other than their partner, who was undetectable.
More importantly, statistics show researchers should have seen 15 transmissions in straight couples and 86 in gay couples if partners hadn’t been on treatment.