This infographic explains that if you have HIV and don’t take treatment, you are detectable. Without treatment the amount of HIV in your body increases. This puts your health at risk and means you might pass it on.
If you take antiretroviral treatment for six months and monitor your viral load you can become undetectable. Effective treatment lowers the amount of HIV in your body to levels that cannot be detected by normal blood tests. This keeps you healthy and means there is zero risk of passing on HIV through sex.
Remember to keep visiting your healthcare professional to check that your viral load remains undetectable.