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Effects Of AIDS On Dating Couples

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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum....
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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
Hello,I see no reason you should let HIV interfere with your plans or chance for a "happily ever after" romance! You are in what we term a "magnetic couple" (one poz and one neggie). As it turns out, so am I! I'm... 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
Hi Brian,See below.Dr. BobMagnetic CoupleMar 13, 2006 Hello, Thanks Dr. Bob for everything. You have truly helped my boyfriend and I through a tough time. I love the "Magnetic Couple" moniker that you have assigned to serodiscordant... Read more »

Parent's concerned about HIV-Discordant couple

I am HIV-negative and I recently started dating someone who is positive. My parents aren't dealing with the situation very well, and I was wondering if there is any sort of information that might help my situation....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Studies of HIV discordant couples who faithfully practice safe sex/condoms suggest that the risk for transmission is quite low. There are many good websites about safe sex (including a section of The Body website), sites like... Read more »

First time being a magnetic couple

I recently started dating a guy with HIV. I'm not letting his HIV status get in the way of a relationship but it is making me nervous during sex. We have not done much together yet and we have been very safe....however, the other day he came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,In general HIV cannot penetrate intact skin. (There is some recent evidence that it can penetrate skin from a healed herpes outbreak. See below.)As for help for magnetic couples, I'd suggest you and your partner begin by reading the... Read more »
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Dating a Positive Guy.

Posted by thewoodenboy, 6 Replies
Hey there.
I have been seeing a guy for a couple weeks now. He just let me know that he is HIV+. The last thing I wanted to do was react negatively because I was so thankful that he was comfortable telling me. He informed me that he is taking his... Read more »

scared to date + men, scared to date - too

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Although I know it is possible for men to contract HIV from women...I also know that the statistics are much lower than they are for men contracting from other men or drug use. I am afraid to date a HIV+ man because I do not want to be with a man... Read more »

Need dating advice

Posted by ComeAlive, 2 Replies
This is the first time I have participated in any type of forum about HIV. I've been pretty secretive about it, only telling a few select friends that I knew I could trust and I've only told one family member. I found out about a year ago now and I... Read more »

When is it right to tell someone your dating

Posted by PondersLife, 6 Replies
Hi Guys!! I would like to find out everyone's opinion on when is a good time to tell someone who your dating and/or interested in..I have been single now for 7 years, since I found out I'm +, recently I've started going back out to the clubs and... Read more »