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Can You Get Hiv With Just Your Spouse

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HIV+ Spouse

My husband was diagnosed with HIV (& AIDS) 8 years into our marriage. I have tested negative 6 times in the 2 years since. In tracking his infection, we have been able to find all but one partner. Each one we have found has tested negative...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your case does not represent the norm, but there are people who have been repeatedly exposed to HIV through sexual contact and have not been infected. It is not always possible to determine why some people get HIV infected and some do not. Factors... Read more »

Risk of HIV from spouse

I recently found out my husband is HIV+. We do not have an active sex life & it is likely we... Read more »

Just found out HIV+ spouse

Dr. Bob,My husband and I just found out that he is HIV+ about a month ago and so far we are doing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Women's Caucus Calls for Government Review of Policy Barring Doctors From Disclosing Patients' HIV Status to Spouses, Relatives

Zimbabwe's Parliamentary Women's Caucus last weekend adopted a resolution calling on the government to review the country's doctor-patient confidentiality policy in regard to HIV status, Zimbabwe's Herald reports. According to Zimbabwean law,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spouses of HIV Patients in Singapore to Be Informed

Singapore will require compulsory notification for the spouses of HIV patients under the Infectious Diseases Act, Minister of State for Health Balaji Sadasivan told an audience of doctors recently. Under the new law, the infected person's consent is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Informs Spouses of HIV-Positive Individuals of Partners' Status

Singapore's Ministry of Health has begun informing the spouses of HIV-positive people about their partners' HIV status in an effort to fight the spread of the virus, Reuters reports. According to the text of a speech made on Monday by Senior... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Mystery in Kenya: Spouses Escape Infection

Britain is funding a study to learn why tens of thousands of Kenyans in HIV serodiscordant couples have not transmitted the virus to their husbands or wives. Along the shores of Lake Victoria, HIV prevalence rates are among the world's highest. Some... Read more »
Connect With Others

I created a blog for HIV negative spouses

Posted by poprock33, 2 Replies
I am a HIV negative woman with a positive spouse. We would like to have a baby using the sperm washing technique. I am having a difficult time finding a way to have this procedure done that is financially feasible for us. If you are in a similar... Read more »

HIV Negative Spouses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I just started a support group on line at yahoo. The address is:

The group is called HIV Negative Spouses

If you are interested in support through this, please visit the group.

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supporting my spouse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my husband has hiv. we found out about a year ago. just starting going to the dr a couple of months ago and its becoming more of a reality. (i'm neg). he has tested pos for the latent tb so he has to take that drug. numbers are all very good and he... Read more »

RRe: Spouse has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
My spouse of eight years has recently been diagnosed as having full blown Aids. We have 2 children together and I thought we had the perfect life. Now, I feel like everything is a mess. I am negative and thank god so are my children. Help, can... Read more »