When are HIV infections most likely to happen?

Infections are most likely to happen when guys who have recently been infected with HIV and are unaware they are HIV positive have unsafe sex. In the six months after infection occurs, viral load is at its highest, and infection is more likely. The sooner you know you are HIV positive, the sooner you can adapt your behaviour and seek treatment.

I can't live in fear and never have sex. But I can try to minimise the chances of getting HIV

James, HIV negative

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