U=U: A guide for service providers

 

Other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections

HIV treatment, including when the viral load is undetectable, does not prevent people from getting or passing on other sexually transmitted  and blood-borne infections (STBBIs). STBBIs can have a negative impact on a person’s health; consequently, people should consider using a combination of sexual health strategies, including condom use, when they have sex. It is important to be aware of the possibility of STBBI transmission, but this must not detract from the message of U=U and the scientific evidence that underlies it.