Can I still spread HIV while taking abacavir sulfate?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Yes, you can still spread HIV while you are taking abacavir. This medication does not cure HIV or AIDS and you continue to be contagious. The effect of abacavir is that the spread of the virus within you is slowed and your immune system is not damaged as quickly as it would be without medication. This may be taken in conjunction with other HIV medications to produce different effects.

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