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Caring For Hiv Positive Spouse At Home

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My spouse is HIV positive and we are trying to get pregnant?

My spouse is HIV positive how can I get pregnant by him?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
A variety of methods can be used to assist in becoming pregnant while decreasing the risk of transmitting HIV. There are several studies of assisted reproduction techniques that have resulted in successful pregnancy without HIV transmission to the... Read more »

Is Spouse legally responsible to reveal other Spouse's HIV status?

Spouse was diagnosed with HIV over 18 years ago, and has been "undetectable" for many years. The number of people who know this info. are very few, and spouse is very hesitant to reveal status to people locally. A lab tech from a local lab...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, Thank you for writing in. You do not have the legal duty to disclose your spouse's HIV status. Your spouse, on the other hand, may have a duty to disclose his medical condition to a treating physician. In at least one state (New... Read more »

HIV in care home

Sould a care home be told if the client has HIV or AIDS before they accept that client, and if they have a client who has HIV or AIDS are they duty bound to inform the care staff? ...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The only reason anyone would have to legitimately advise a care home of a patient's HIV status would be if that affected an aspect of the patient's care. They are, in any case, duty bound NOT to inform the care staff in general. Medical... Read more »

HIV positive spouse

I have recently learned that my spouse has been living a double life. He contracted HIV from a male partner 10 weeks ago. He has had numerous male and female partners throughout our marriage. He last tested negative for HIV about 8 months ago....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with the plan to get ELISA tests at three and six months to confirm your negative status. I also agree it's not necessary to test your baby unless you test positive. I would discontinue breastfeeding until your negative status is... Read more »
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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 »

home test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took home test and just received the results back, I am hiv +. I do not have a doctor or insurance so I am behind already. I am worried though, I think I may be a fast progressor I am 44, smoke, do not exercise much. I dont know tcell counts or... Read more »

Spouse recently diagnosed

Posted by awesomesnuggle, 3 Replies
My husband has recently been diagnosed with HIV. He has not seen a specialist yet, just his primary care provider. I tested negative and am now in the waiting period to be retested in 3 months.

So many things are running through our heads right... Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
Hi All~
I don't know if this will interest anyone but her goes. I just recently moved to Phoenix AZ w/ my best freind (who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those... Read more »