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Dating An Hiv-positive Woman

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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...your partner. You might not even have been tested yourself. It can be very difficult to talk about HIV status. See Fact Sheet 204 for some ideas. What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? People in mixed-status relationships face all the same things as other couples. But there are some extra issues: The HIV-positive partner might focus on not infecting their partner. The HIV-negative partner may concentrate on taking care...
Ask the Experts

Women with HIV

I am a 52 year old heterosexual female who has been HIV+ since 2/90 and was diagnosed 9/94. I am not now in a relationship, but, I would like to be. Unfortunately, I feel like damaged goods and I am certain that if I met someone and told them, they...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...relationship. After all there are women who have Herpes, Chronic Hepatitis, and other serious health conditions that are out there dating, and who meet men and begin serious romantic relationships that are rich and satisfying.What I coach... Read more »

Do we really know?

I am dating an HIV positive woman and both her and her doctor have told me that people on meds don't die from this anymore. Is that really true or do we simply not know. He also told me that HIV transmision between hetrosexuals is only high due to...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...do die from HIV disease even when on antiretroviral therapy. And while consistent and correct use of condoms in heterosexual relationships can significantly reduce the risk for transmission of HIV to a negligible level, the risk cannot be said... Read more »

Dating HIV+ and HIV-, Also Long term relationship

I recently started dating a women (about 3 weeks) and she told me last night that she was HIV+. I have never been in a situation like this and I really care about her. What are my risks? Can we ever have kids? Can we ever have a normal...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Sure you can have a normal relationship, if you choose to. This will depend entirely on your ability to accept that she is HIV+ and what goes along with that. If she Read more »

I am dating a negative woman (MAGNETIC COUPLE) (PREGNANCY) (SPERM WASHING)

Dear doc i am HIV positive 3 years now i am dating a sweet lovable lady who is negative we talk a lot about my illness she would like to have kids should i go ahead and ask her hand in marriage i love her and I know she loves me yet i am so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Steve (Dr. Steve, the expert in The Body's Tratamientos Forum) is negative. We've been together for 14 years in the kind of relationship others dream about intellectually and physically satisfying, supportive and understanding, passionate and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Panel Explores How Bad Relationships Put Black Women at Risk for HIV/AIDS

...intravenous drug use are the main modes of infection, but a Jan. 31 panel discussion in Los Angeles explored how the quality of relationships may also be a factor. The event, organized by the View Park branch of the National Council of Negro... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Sex and Dating When You're HIV Positive

...Studies at New York University. He is one of the United States' leading authorities on HIV prevention. His research examines the relationships between drug use, mental health, social issues and risky behavior. Welcome Perry! Our next guest is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Women in Relationships With Violent Male Partners Have Increased Risk of HIV Infection

...Women in South Africa who are in relationships with violent or domineering men have a more than 50% increased risk of contracting HIV than women who are not involved in abusive Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex and Relationships for HIV Positive Women Since HAART: A Quantitative Study

... In the current study, researchers asked 82 HIV-positive women to complete questionnaires addressing demographics, relationships, sexual behavior, and safer sex practices. Investigators administered the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale... Read more »
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Woman HIV+ and dating...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I was dating a guy for 2 years. He knew about my HIV statis and seemed ok with it. He was very loving and understanding. We practiced safe Read more »

HIV a dating NIGHTMARE

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...Can anyone else share my agony? I am 24 years old and positive. I am an attractive woman but I am having extreme difficulty meeting other positive men to date. I have been through all of the online matchmakers and Read more »

boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
...I am a woman and my boyfriend just tested positive for HIV. Ours is a long distance relationship, so the sex was irregular. We had unprotected sex during the course of one year. I was negative in the beginning of our relationship Read more »

Bisexual dating issues..for recently 34 yo guy

Posted by earthlingsf, 3 Replies
...there are plenty of date-able ones here in SF. But for a few years I have come to the realization that I prefer being in relationships with women. Anyway, I'm just wondering if I should just give up on my dream of settling with a woman ... Read more »