Junior: Having Sex With An HIV+ Person Can Kill You

The Independent reports:

Another day, another tweet from a member of the Trump family that makes you want to scratch your eyeballs out. This time, Donald Trump Jr has followed in his father’s footsteps by posting a tweet that is being branded “disgusting”, “reprehensible” and “dangerous.”

An LGBT+ news outlet posted an article entitled “What you stand to lose by not having sex with people with HIV.” Trump’s tweet has obviously been interpreted to mean that the “one thing” someone could lose is their life.

But the science tells us that he’s very, very wrong. Firstly, as the article says, when someone has been receiving treatment for HIV, they should soon become “undetectable”. This means that, regardless of whether sex is protected or not, they can’t pass on HIV.