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Being Intimate With Someone With Hiv

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Normal life

I am a 23 yr old female on meds and was diagnosed with HIV 4mths ago but always suspected I was positive since I was 16 so I lost my whole life there. Even though I am on meds, mouth sores still occur so I am afraid to get close to anyone. Is there...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...can be treated. Consult with your HIV doctor about this.There are many people who have HIV and have very positive lives and intimate relationships. There is no reason that you can't have a boyfriend. You need to find someone who is understanding... Read more »

HIV Prevention

Why is it that the statistics state that condoms are only 80 - 90% effective against HIV... Read more »

Elisa test positive, indeterminate result for western blotting, PCR DNA negative

i single and never have intimate relationship before in my life. all my life is tested HIV... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dissolution of Primary Intimate Relationships During Incarceration and Associations With Post-Release STI/HIV Risk Behavior in a Southeastern City

...relationships and health, the authors set out to measure how incarceration contributes to STDs and HIV by disrupting primary intimate relationships that safeguard against high-risk partnerships. An urban North Carolina sampling of 229 men who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Report Says 50 Million Women in Asia at Risk of HIV Infection From Intimate Partners

...to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, during ICAAP, that while the Global Fund intends to help connect people living with HIV/AIDS to life-saving treatments, the current economic crisis continues to shift countries attention away from public... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration, Standard and Gendered STI/HIV Risk Behavior, and STI/HIV Diagnosis Among a Clinic-Based Sample of Men

... "The estimated one in three women worldwide victimized by intimate partner violence (IPV) consistently demonstrate elevated [sexually transmitted infection]/HIV prevalence, with their abusive Read more »
The Body

Iowa Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Not Disclosing His HIV Status

...Rhoades' accuser, who ultimately tested negative for HIV, asserted that he "should have had the right to choose whether to be intimate with someone who was HIV positive." Instead, he said that Rhoades deliberately lied about having no sexually... Read more »
Connect With Others

My HIV+ boyfriend is afraid to be intimate...

Posted by Madeleine, 1 Reply
...appreciate that he is only trying to protect me but I went with him to the doctor and heard the doctor explain how we could be intimate and still safe so why is he scared when I am not? Also, I feel like I am being selfish and that I might be... Read more »

Under 25 and HIV+

Posted by LadyReign
...to family and friends, housing, coping with emotional and mental struggles associated with living with the virus, developing intimate relationships and how funding cuts in health and social services impact people living with HIV/AIDS. Our... Read more »

The feelings inside

Posted by Teatree, 5 Replies
...friend, brother and son I can be... yet... the only feeling I can't seem to get over is the feeling of worthlessness. Mostly in an intimate sense. Where does one start to deal with this feeling? Read more »

Afraid to take a test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Three years ago I had a relationship. The guy died last year December while in prison. There are rumours that he dies from HIV/AIDS. I do not have any symptoms that I might be positive. My fear is I am now engaged to somebody who loves me very... Read more »