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CAN I BE NEGATIVE IF MY PARTNER TESTED POSITIVE

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Tested Positive, partner tested Negative. Is that possible?

On the 11th February I tested positive and my partner went on the 17th and he tested negative and that confuses me because we've been together for 6 years and we've never used condoms. Is that possible?After I showed him I that I tested...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It sounds as if you are questioning your results, given your boyfriend's results. You should check back with your caregiver to go over the testing and results, and if there is any question, repeat the testing. It is possible for a partner of an... Read more »

Tested Positive, partner tested Negative. Is that possible?

I've been tested HIV positive 3 weeks ago. I told my partner same day. The following week he... Read more »

Partner just diagnosed positive i just tested negative after 6 weeks since exposure

Hi DrThank you for taking the time to read this post. I am from the UK - last wek my partner tested... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What About the Partners of Women With Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV Tests?

In detailing the background of the current study, the authors observed: "Because high-risk HPV [human papillomavirus] is highly prevalent in the general population, usually transient, and rarely causes clinical symptoms, and because diagnostic and... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV-Positive Women Report More Lifetime Partner Violence: Findings from a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

There is growing evidence linking the epidemics of HIV and violence against women. Women are the fastest-growing population to become infected with HIV in most regions of the world. In 1999, it was estimated that there were 15,000 new infections per... Read more »
Body Positive

Magnetic Marriages: When Positive and Negative Attract

When John Sheridan tested HIV-positive while living in Spain in 1986, his doctors told him he'd be dead in six months. Deciding that medical care would be better in New York, John decided to move back to the city that was still home to Bruce... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Are You Positive You're Negative?

[myth] I don't need an HIV test. There's no way I could be infected. [truth] What you don't know can hurt you ... and those you care about. A quarter of people in the U.S. who are HIV positive do not know it, according to the Centers for... Read more »
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One partner Positive, One negative

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I would appreciate communicating with someone who is in hetrosexual relationship where one member is hiv+ and one hiv-. New to this don't know where to start for information. Would also appreciate e-mails.




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I just tested positive and My partner tested neg

Posted by Leonardo, 3 Replies
I just tested positive on Friday. I told my partner and took him for testing. He tested negative. We've been together 11 years and have always had unprotected sex. I feel so alone now. I want to die. I can't bear to think of my life with him... Read more »

Chances of 40 day negative test turning positive

Posted by Athlete23, 1 Reply
Hi , I took an HIV test after 40 days of exposure I tested negative which I believe is 3rd generation ELISA from Quest Diagnostics. Now I did have protected sex vaginal and anal but when I was having vaginal sex I became soft and had some precum in... Read more »

chat rooms for negative partners?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi
I'm new here, my husband was diagnosed 8 weeks ago. I'm negative. He was infected before we were married but didn't know. I would really like to chat with people in a similar situation. Does anyone know of a chat room for HIV affected partners. We... Read more »