‘Opposites Attract’, a global study exploring HIV treatments, viral load, and HIV transmission in sero-discordant gay male relationships, need several hundred pairs of men in sero-discordant relationships (where one man is HIV-negative and the other man is HIV-positive) to take part in the research.
The men will have regular sexual health and HIV testing at a clinic, and will complete a short online questionnaire immediately after each visit to their clinic. Previous research in heterosexuals has shown that when the HIV-positive partner is on effective anti-HIV treatments and has undetectable viral load, the risk of transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative partner is reduced by 96 percent. Researchers are attempting to discover whether this applies to gay men
This study is being conducted by the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society and is open to men in serodiscordant sexual relationships in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Cairns.