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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...Teach your children that they can greatly reduce the risk of transmission by: Avoiding contact with sexual fluids by always practicing safer sex (using condoms or other barrier methods) Abstaining from sex unless you and your partner are both HIV-negative and in a long-term, monogamous relationship Not using injection drugs, or if you do, always using new or clean needles Tell children that HIV is not transmitted by casual contact such...
Ask the Experts

Big Worry + How to deal with a Partner reluctant to talk about HIV

Dearest Dr Bob,In December I wrote just to compliment you on your work - little did I know that I would need your advice shortly after...!I (female) have since madly fallen in love with a man and unfortunately I tend to lose my brain when I'm in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...forget in the future. You might want to make a copy of this post and my reply and keep it in a safe place. That way the next time you begin to "lose your brain," you can reread it. I doubt you'll "abandon (your) personal values" when you have a... Read more »

My partner is the bottom and we have never discused HIV

My partner is a bottom only, when he and I met we dated for a few months then had sex. We never talked about HIV or any other diseases, I was surprised when he wanted me to enter him without a condo, we continue to have unprotected anal sex. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...boy.As for having unprotected sex, this is always risky business. As I have repeatedly warned, we must consider all our sexual partners could be HIV infected and therefore take all the necessary precautions to prevent spread of HIV.It's time you... Read more »

RE HIV negative woman with positive man - how do I cope?

Dear Dr. Shernoff:I am the person who wrote that memo last week. Thank you for your kind reply - it really meant a lot to me. I have spoken to my partner about my feelings and, although I had spoken to him about this before, your words gave me the...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...I am very glad to hear that your partner was open to talking with you about this very important issue. I would urge you to talk to the leaders of the couples group in Read more »

safe sex with HIV + partner

Ryan,I have a partner who is HIV+ (we are both male) and I am HIV -. When speaking to my doctor about testing and safe sex. He told me as long as we wear condoms for anal sex and for when I perform oral sex on him, there's no reason to test more...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...used condoms every time for four years prevented transmission of HIV. In 122 couples who did not use condoms every time, 12 partners became infected. Another study showed that using condoms every time prevented HIV transmission for all but two of... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...about PEP, "Post-Exposure Prophylaxis" (See Fact Sheet 156 .) This has not yet been proven to avoid transmission between sex partners. Do not just take a few doses of your partner's medication! That might not be the right treatment. For PEP to... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...news. Special Situations People You May Have Exposed to HIV It can be very difficult to disclose your status to sexual partners or people you shared needles with. However, it is very important that they know so they can decide to get tested... Read more »
Connect With Others

newly hiv poz looking to talk to others

Posted by rick36, 2 Replies
...im looking to talk to other hiv poz people wat can i expect in the months to come Read more »

My partner is having a tough time

Posted by killiansdad
...hello everyone My partner is positive and has been struggling for some time with depression and stress. He learned he was positive early in our relationship, Read more »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
...hello everyone My partner is positive and has been struggling for some time with depression and stress. He learned he was positive early in our relationship, Read more »

My partner was diagnosed days ago

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
He has started the medications. He is having some really bad side effects. I don't know how to deal with the emotional part of these side effects. Some days I am his best friend. Some days I am his worst enemy. I love him and go out of my way to... Read more »