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Advice Living In Hiv Positive Household

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

51 Percent of HIV-Affected Households in Cambodia Live in Hunger: UN Development Program

The largest and most comprehensive survey ever conducted in Cambodia finds 51 percent of households in which a member has HIV/AIDS do not have enough food to eat, compared to 35 percent of non-affected households. A total of 4,172 households took... Read more »
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

IT'S BEEN SEVERAL months since the Eleventh International Conference on AIDSended. While the conference consisted primarily of medically technicalpresentations, there were a few sessions specifically intended for those ofus who are actually living... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe's Plan to Conduct Household HIV Testing Raises Concerns Among Some Advocates

PlusNews examines the challenges and concerns surrounding Zimbabwe's plan to conduct a door-to-door HIV testing campaign, which has not yet begun but "is already being met with skepticism by activists who feel this is not a priority for the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV transmission Household setting

Hi there, I'm an HIV positive guy on ART 5 years and undetectable.I'm living with family at the moment, with my nephew who comes over to stay occasionally. My mind has recently started racing about HIV transmission in household...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission in a household setting is nil! There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid. It is just not possible to happen in your type of setting. Your nephew is a kid and they get sick all the time just like you would even... Read more »

household contact

Dear Doctor, My family has been living together with a HIV+ man for about a week's time. None of us had any sexually intimate contact with him but we share the same bathroom. I am now worrying about my parents cause I doubt he had shared our...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Several studies have been conducted among families who live with an HIV positive person in the household. Only in rare circumstances was a person infected, and that probably involved direct contact with the infected person's blood. HIV is still... Read more »

Found out my wife is HIV positive - please advice

Dear DrI have been living out of my home country in Africa and I flew back after two years away. I did not have any form of sexual contact during these two years. I fully abstained. I am married and have two kids. While planning to get a third kid,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your wife's recent diagnosis. Your HIV risk is nine episodes of unprotected sex (eight vaginal and one anal). The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive vaginal and anal sex with... Read more »

Household contacts

What is wrong with me? I have a 20 month old daugther, born hiv negative. I am so worried about the possiablity of her getting hiv. I even had her tested once off of what ifs. Her doctors think i am nuts. I worry after every time she stays with...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
As you point out, HIV is only passed sexually and through sharing needles or receiving HIV positive blood products. HIV is not passed through household contacts (including sharing food and drink).... Read more »
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Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China (or with an infected partner)?... Read more »

Newly Positive... could use advice

Posted by rewfio, 1 Reply
I just tested positive on the 4th. It's all new and I've been trying to absorb as much as possible as quickly as I can. My first big consultation is tomorrow, hopefully then I will know my viral load and CD4 numbers. I started blogging my... Read more »

Advice Please - partner just diagnosed positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey guys

Hoping someone out there will be able to give me some ideas on how to handle the situation in which I'm now finding myself.

I've been with my fella for about 3mths but it has been a serious relationship with a hell of a lot of forward... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »