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Can Someone Get Hiv Or Aids If Both Partners Don't Have It

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Your partner has HIV+ & you don't? Talk to me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My husband and I have been married for 8 years, we have a 7 year old daughter. My husband was diagnosed in July with HIV and PCP. He has since been diagnosed with AIDS. I've tested negative twice since. We're working through it but it's hard. I'm... Read more »

Neg Partner in full Blown AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner and I have been together for nearly twelve years, and we have known for the last ten years that he was HIV-Postive. Now he is considered FULL BLOWN AIDS, I still can't wrap my mind around that, yet. We have been discussing telling our... Read more »

Don't ask, don't tell?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me anything about the responsibility of someone who is HIV+ and knowingly put someone at risk? Should a HIV+ person disclose their status before sex even if it is protected? I mean, sometimes things get out of control, and fluids... Read more »

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 »

Looking for HIV Neg partners to chat w

Posted by Tricepmuscle2000, 1 Reply
Hi,
I'm looking for others who might be in the same situation I'm in, I'm HIV negative, my partner is HIV positive. We've been together for nearly 11 years, we've known he's been positive for 10 of those years and I still test Negative. I... Read more »
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HIV (-) partner won't use condoms with HIV (+) partner

If you are HIV+ and your partner is not and he ejaculates inside you will he automatically get HIV. I really don't want to expose him to HIV, but he will not wear a condom. what should I tell him?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. There is a common myth that only the receiving (bottom) partner can get infected during intercourse, and that it is safe to have unprotected intercourse as the inserting (top) partner. Unfortunately this is not true. In... Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Even between two HIV positives, unprotected sex remains risky business. Yes, it is possible to acquire a second more virulent or resistant strain of HIV by having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have... Read more »

My partner & his partners are HIV positive. I'm negative, how come?

Dear Doctor,I'm a ugandan I live in Uganda. In August 2001 I started a relationship with a man who's wife had just died. He said she got malaria and when she went to hospital she was put on a glucose drip only to discover that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not every exposure to HIV leads to HIV infection. In fact, most do not! It is indeed possible that despite having had unprotected sex for two years with an HIV-positive partner, that you are indeed still HIV negative! In fact, considering... Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your mother told you not to talk about it and your father said that HIV only happens in dirty places and to dirty people?!!?? It always amazes me that 25 years into this global pandemic and with over 40,000,000 people infected worldwide,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many Women Don't Discuss STDs With Partners, Docs

Although one in three new cases of HIV in the United States occur among women, many women feel too embarrassed to discuss STDs with their doctors or sex partners, new survey findings show. The Kaiser Family Foundation/SELF Magazine National Survey... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

AIDS United and Partners Urge DNC Delegates to "Turn the Tide of HIV/AIDS in the U.S."

AIDS United and other partner organizations in North Carolina and from around the country met on September 4 with delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention to reinvigorate their commitment to ending the epidemic in the United States. At... Read more »
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 difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Government, Merck Partner to Launch HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Project

The Chinese government and U.S.-based pharmaceutical company Merck on Wednesday launched a joint HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment project in the country, Xinhuanet reports. Merck will fund the initiative with $30 million over five years, and... Read more »