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Finding A Partner Who Is Hiv Positive

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV-Positive Women Report More Lifetime Partner Violence: Findings from a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

There is growing evidence linking the epidemics of HIV and violence against women. Women are the fastest-growing population to become infected with HIV in most regions of the world. In 1999, it was estimated that there were 15,000 new infections per... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Argentina: Study Finds Most Women Get HIV From Long-Term Partners

Most women -- 73 percent -- diagnosed as HIV-positive in Argentina within the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with a stable partner, according to preliminary results of a new study. The "Study of Recently Diagnosed Women" was... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Unique, Statewide Program of Acute HIV Testing and Partner Outreach Finds That Many Acute Infections in North Carolina May Stem From Exposure to Chronically Infected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Even between two HIV positives, unprotected sex remains risky business. Yes, it is possible to acquire a second more virulent or resistant strain of HIV by having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have... Read more »

Risk of infection with partner after finding medicine for HIV

Hi,I recently had sex with a guy that I've known for awhile now, but afterwards, I found his bottle of Atripla and asked him about it. He never told me about being HIV positive, but said he's been undetectable for awhile now. I'm...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
While it is true that antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of transmitting the virus, it does not eliminate it. You should get tested when you get home and continue with follow-up tests until six months have passed since the possible exposure.... Read more »

after the result, who finds out? (Reporting/Partner Notification)

I have heard that if a person tests positive they have to tell the doctors who they have had intercourse with and the doctor puts their name on a national list so that every doctor knows. Is this true?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The answer to this question depends on what state and country you live in. I will base my answer strictly for the United States, since I am not familiar with reporting laws in other countries.In all US states and... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with... Read more »
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my partner is turned-off now that he's positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have problems with their + partner such as is (s)he
turned off by sex since finding out status? I don't know whether
my husband is afraid to have sex with me now even with a condom
or if he's just feeling like sex is what got him where... Read more »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
hello everyone

My partner is positive and has been struggling for some time with depression and stress. He learned he was positive early in our relationship, and although it has been challenging at times, we love each other very much. I am not... Read more »

Advice Please - partner just diagnosed positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey guys

Hoping someone out there will be able to give me some ideas on how to handle the situation in which I'm now finding myself.

I've been with my fella for about 3mths but it has been a serious relationship with a hell of a lot of forward... Read more »

Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China (or with an infected partner)?... Read more »