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Can Someone Get Hiv If Neither Partner Has Hiv

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Likelihood of converting from HIV- to HIV+ given my partner's HIV + status

I am HIV-, but currently living with my lover who is HIV+. We always have sex with condoms, but he is always the top. What are the possibilities that I'll contract the virus if we continue to practice safe sex? Are there any studies...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Try reading through my response to Condom Failure. That response summarizes some studies about the effectiveness of condoms among mixed-status/serodiscordant couples. The bottom line is that when condoms are used correctly, every time, and there... Read more »

I am HIV neg and my partner is HIV pos

My partner and I have been together for 11 years. He is HIV positive (~15 years) and I am HIV... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Among Partners of HIV-Infected Black Men Who Have Sex With Men -- North Carolina, 2011-2013

The incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has significantly increased among black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States, and young black MSM have been disproportionately affected. 1 HIV-infected black MSM are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Sex Partners' HIV Status on HIV Seroconversion in a Prospective Cohort of Injection Drug Users

The identification of persons at highest risk for HIV infection is crucial for targeting prevention strategies, the authors noted. In this study, researchers evaluated the HIV status of injection drug users' (IDUs) sex partners and rates of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Partner Notification Outcomes for HIV-Infected Patients by Duration of Infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006

"The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducts HIV third-party partner notification in the following populations based on standard [CDC] guidelines: (1) persons with acute and non-acute incident HIV infection tested at the municipal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV- partner insensitive to my HIV+ status

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. My partner is HIV- and we have been together over 15 years. We have struggled through many issues over the years but he is starting to go to the club frequently. I can't physically keep up with his activities and... Read more »

Hiv- Living with Hiv+ Partner for almost 2 years.

Posted by gmac5233, 5 Replies
Are their any other couples that would like to chat and share experiences? I am 34 and Hiv- & my Partner is 33 and Hiv+, we are experiencing a great life together but I have daily concerns about health issues and just day to day stuff.
We would... Read more »

New here - HIV- female with HIV+ male partner

Posted by iSerenity, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm new here myself, glad I found this site. I'm HIV- and involved with a wonderful man that is HIV+. Already have two kids from a previous relationship. We've been together for most part of two years now in a long distance relationship... Read more »

hiv and my partner

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
my lover recently found he is hiv positive - we just got into an argument and i'm so confused about my feelings, help

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