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Discordant Couple Wants Baby

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Discordant couple wanting a baby (SPERM WASHING)

Dear Dr. Frascino:Four months ago my husband tested positive for HIV-1 and started treatment right away. Fortunately for me, I tested negative after two years of unprotected sex and really trying hard for a baby. Now that were finally getting used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,a)Yes, and I posted information about it in the archives. (See below.)b)I know other centers are using similar swim-up techniques successfully. I'm fairly sure there have been reports from Hpital Paul de Viguier in Toulouse among others.... Read more »

Want a baby, discordant couple

Hi there, hope u can help. I'm a 32yr old lady, HIV+ and my husband is HIV-, we want a baby... Read more »

Discordant married couples

Father;I was infected 15 years ago when I was working as an EMT. I am married and by the grace of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Releases Guidance on Couples Testing, Counseling, Including ART for Discordant Couples

The WHO on Wednesday released its new 54-page "Guidance on couples HIV testing and counselling, including antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment and prevention in serodiscordant couples: Recommendations for a public health approach ," according... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Potential Benefits of Discordant Couple HIV Therapy

A new study published online in the journal AIDS uses mathematical models to predict the potential impact of treating discordant couples with antiretroviral therapy, according to a Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health press release... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Discordance in Monogamy Beliefs, Sexual Concurrency, and Condom Use Among Young Adult Substance-Involved Couples: Implications for Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections

The researchers studied a group of out-of-treatment, drug-involved young adult couples to examine the association between individual and partnership characteristics with condom use, sexual concurrency and discordance in perceptions of monogamy.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Prevention Findings Delay Release of WHO Guidelines for Discordant Couples

"Upbeat new HIV prevention findings presented last week at an international AIDS conference held in Rome have complicated attempts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to draft much-anticipated guidelines for heterosexual couples in which one... Read more »
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Sero-discordant couples around the world

Posted by magneticmama, 2 Replies
I'm a 27-year old female negative pole of a 'magnetic' couple (ie. my husband is poz), living in South Africa. Between January and July 2010 I am travelling around the world and I am very keen to meet up with other couples in the same situation as... Read more »

Sero-discordant couples

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi, I am looking for other sero-discordant couples to discuss how they approach sex. My partner is 23, and I am 24. The last thing I would ever want to do is infect him. Any input will be welcomed.


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Sero Discordant couples

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am the HIV+ half of the couple. We haven't been together very long, but my partner has known of my HIV status since before we started dating. Everything is going great but I am hesitant about having sex. I am looking for other sero discordant... Read more »

Sero-discordant couple - counselor??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there such a thing as a serodiscordant counselor? My husband is hiv positive and I am negative. We found out after we were married and no matter, what I read, who I talk to doctor's, hospital's etc, I can not seem to be able to have protected... Read more »