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Effects Of AIDS On Dating Couples

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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...
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HIV+ dating & needing to disclose

Robert, hello.I have been HIV+ 6 years. I am currently attending college in Ohio but am originally from California. I mention this b/c I know Ohio law regarding disclosure is different and I am hoping I have not already put myself in a predicament....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the more difficult disclosure becomes and the greater the chance Mr. Right (or Mr. Right-now) will feel betrayed and end the relationship. Take a read through the chapter in the archives of this forum for some disclosure tips and testimonials.The... Read more »


I have been dating a positive man for the past year...he has brought total joy into my question often should i get tested...we practice safer sex however not during oral sex...please advise thanks....Brian
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...involves taking antiretroviral medications on a regular basis for those at higher risk of exposure. Whether PrEP is safe and effective is still being determined. I'm glad your boyfriend is under the care of an HIV specialist. I should also point... 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 contained in cells in ejaculate, but not actually in the sperm itself. That is why sperm washing techniques have been so effective in dramatically lowering the risk of HIV transmission for magnetic couples wishing to conceive a child. I would... Read more »

HIV and its psychological effects

I am an HIV-neg male. I recently met another guy who is HIV-poz. There's no way I can know what it feels like to live with the disease. But we tried dating. In the beginning he was TOTALLY comfortable with everything (kissing, cuddling, even a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives.) Everyone's situation is a bit different and therefore there is no one specific answer to your question. Magnetic relationships (one poz, one neg) can be extremely challenging for both partners. I would suggest you (and hopefully your... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet


...should not be used as a way to prevent HIV infection. Condom Myths Condoms don't work: Studies show condoms are 80% to 97% effective in preventing HIV transmission if they are used correctly every time you have sex. Condoms break a lot: ... Read more »
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Questions and Answers Related to HIV/AIDS

...insertive partner to be infected with HIV by an HIV-positive partner? Read more frequently asked questions on mixed-status relationships . Serosorting Since telling others I'm HIV positive, I've been invited to parties with other... Read more »
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A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

...groups over the years. "I don't think there are as many opportunities as there should be for HIV-negative folks [in magnetic relationships] in terms of support groups." I've certainly gotten support through other friendships that I have. But to... Read more »
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Need dating advice

Posted by ComeAlive, 2 Replies
...believe that fate is inexorable. I've been on Atripla now for the past 4 or so months and have been doing very well with no side-effects other than some weird/freaky dreams lately. I work out often and lead a healthy and active lifestyle. It's... Read more »

Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...accomplished, and have made some of my greatest accomplishments since finding out my status 6 years ago. I've had opportunities to have relationships (I actually even had somewhat of one for a few months this past summer), have celebrated my... Read more »

He/she is love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...research because I want to understand what he has experienced in the past, what he's going through now and what he and I (as a couple) will endure in the future. I dont want to be ignorant when it comes to anything that affects him, especially... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »