Q&A: If you have HIV or AIDS and take medication for it, are you still contagious?
Yes. Someone who is positive and taking antiretroviral medication is less contagious than someone who isn’t. The goal of medication is to make the HIV virus undetectable. Even if it is undetectable, the person is still carrying the virus. Is it worth the risk? The best way to avoid spreading the virus is to use a condom. Check out more information about this at AIDS.gov.