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Can You Get Hiv If Your Partner Doesn't Have It

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when your partner doesn't tell you

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I moved in with a man recently looking to build toward a long term relationship. We started off slowly sexually because I've always been cautious. He spent all his time on the computer... and I mean ALL. The third day I asked what he did on there... Read more »

He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
agine falling in love with a guy who is absolutely perfect. Then you find out that he's HIV positive. What would you do? Here's a story about a couple that's making it work ...

A young married couple, Gwenn Barringer and Shawn Decker, recently... Read more »

this doesn't make any sense, please read

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was exposed, I had unprotected anal sex me being the insertive partner, the thing is I didn't go down on this guy neither I french kissed him.

However I got tested for all std's and hiv a week and a half after the exposure and all came back... Read more »

My husband doesn't want to burden me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My fiance had been acting very strangely the past few weeks: doing things that he was sure would make me leave him, and ultimately running away to god knows where. He called me yesterday and told me that it was probably best that we were just... Read more »

Get tested now. It doesn't rule out later.

Posted by dsaklad
Getting test results now would detect any infection
  earlier than later.
  There's all that time before any conceivable window or
  Test results can benchmark a period of time. If the
  test results change, when the... Read more »
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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 boyfriend acts like he doesn't have HIV

The man I've been dating for three years (via the Internet) found out that he was HIV+ a year ago. We've only spoken about it twice - once last year when he told me he had "a sickness", and a few days ago when he finally told me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is certainly possible for HIV discordant couples to have a healthy relationship. This scenario is becoming more common as people with HIV infection are living longer and the overall prevalence of infection increasing. Safer sex practices are... Read more »

bareback anal sex with bottom who has hiv but top doesn't

can my lover who is a top get hiv from me and i am a bottom because i called the aids foundation hotline and they told me only if he had a open cut or open sore on his penis or if there was so much blood that it came out on the bed ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,They told you what??? I'm not sure which AIDS foundation hotline you called, but let's hope whoever gave you that inaccurate (and potentially dangerous) advice has been fired for incompetence! The information he/she gave... Read more »

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Name-Based HIV Reporting Doesn't Deter Testing

New research indicates that a New York state law requiring name-based HIV reporting and partner notification has not led to a decline in the willingness of high-risk persons to be tested or to a drop in testing overall. Under the law, which went... Read more »

"Aging Is a Part of Life; HIV Doesn't Have to Be!"

Did you know September 18, 2010 is the third annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)? The AIDS Institute provides national leadership for this observance day. Michael Ruppal, Executive Director at The AIDS Institute, and... Read more »

CDC Says Birth Control Doesn't Raise Women's Risk of Contracting HIV

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publicly endorsed what the World Health Organization announced earlier this year : There is no proven link between using hormonal contraceptives such as the birth control pill or Depo-Provera... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Testing Doesn't Stop HIV Spread in Porn Industry

Workers in the adult-film industry "need to be made aware of the risks associated with participation in various acts, to be able to participate in decision-making about their health and safety at work, and to benefit from prevention practices,"... Read more »