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While reading articles on HIV Prevention I kept seeing this term; “TasP” & I had NO idea what we were talking about.
Turns out that TasP means ‘Treatment as Prevention’.
HIV Prevention; a hot topic for a long time but now coupled with TasP, PrEP, PEP and many more acronyms can be overwhelming, confusing and intimidating. Sexual health is a never ending practice and we need to have a solid understanding of what we are doing and what we need to be doing.
I hope this helps.
I will go on record and state that we are surrounded by a whole bunch of acronyms and it is really hard to keep track. Nonetheless I read on!
Why I am bringing this up is because in Episode 103: Ass for Sale, UrbanGuyTO makes a very poignant statement a proposed best scenario that could look like;
- PrEP on PrEP
- PrEP on TasP
An equation where all parties are regularly on their medications, are being tested on a regular basis and in active in their sexual health.
I know that was a complicated sentence to get through but here is a bit of a break down for you.
TasP is when an HIV+ person with a suppressed viral load, commonly known as ‘undetectable‘ engages in sexual contact with an HIV- that is testing regularly. Both parties need to be actively engaged with their health professionals with their focus on sexual health.
This does not include dudes that call themselves negative because they have never gone to get tested, as we have discussed before.
So that person that is HIV+ undetectable, their chance of transmitting the virus is 96% less and now imagine mixing that statistic with an HIV- person on PrEP.
The chances of transmission are reduced drastically.
Please remember we are talking about HIV transmission and not any other Sexually Transmitted Infections.
One of the best things about TasP is your own health as an HIV+ individual. By maintaining an undetectable or suppressed viral load you reduce the stresses on your body from the HIV virus which improves your quality of life as well as life expectancy.
If you want to read more about this, I invite you to read the article that was brought to my attention, thanks to a reader.
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