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afraid even if protected sex with hiv husband

My husband is hiv positive and I am defenitely hiv negative, I finished all the check up, Praise the God.But my question is I am not ready to do sex with my husband, I am very afraid I dont know how I can survive without sex I have four small...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your question.This is one of the most dificult aspects of living with HIV. This is a decision that only you can make along with your sexual partner.Some things that may help:1) Is your husband on medication to treat HIV, and if so, is... Read more »

Now I'm officially afraid to have sex

Dr. Bob, This is your secret admirer. I need you to put things in perspective for me, in your... Read more »

protected sex with sex worker and afraid

Mr. Kull,I am a deeply concerned 18 year old male who had sex oral and vaginal (protected) sex with... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Teenagers View Oral Sex as Less Risky Than Intercourse, Say Oral Sex Not Really Sex, Survey Shows

U.S. teenagers view oral sex as "not sex" and less risky than sexual intercourse, according to a study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics , Reuters reports. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a pediatrician at the University of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington: Everything Teens Want to Know About Sex ... But Were Afraid to Ask, Can Be Found at Scarleteen.com

Scarleteen.com is a judgment-free teen-oriented resource about sex, the body, emotions, how to co-exist with adults, and communicating to make informed decisions. The Web site is the nine-year-old brainchild of Heather Corinna, 37, a Seattle-based... Read more »
TheBody.com

Let's Talk About Safer Sex: A Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Primer for Providers

Bethsheba Johnson As I was sitting homebound in Super Bowl XLV land due to the Groundhog Day blizzard, I thought about what I could do for U.S. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7, 2011, in addition to my role as a nurse... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

HIV and Oral Sex

Can I get HIV from oral sex? For HIV counselors and safer sex educators, that has to be the most frequently asked question of the last two decades. The connection between HIV infection and oral sex has been debated since HIV was discovered. Even... Read more »
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Afraid to have Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been positive since 1994. I became + from my lover who died that year. Since his demise I have been afraid to have sex because I feel as though I will infect someone. The HIV strain I have is resistant to all meds currently available. My... Read more »

afraid to test

Posted by shadesofgrey, 2 Replies
well like so many on this board i am driving myself crazy. 2 years ago had a neg hiv status, had some encounters all anal were with condoms and i even tested for leaks afterwards had oral a couple of time(receptive)but only for about 15 seconds, no... Read more »

so afraid

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Though I know no-one can tell me what I really want to hear, I am hoping someone can help to alleviate my severe anxiety somewhat, or perhaps just confirm my worst fears.

I am a married, in-the-closet bi-sexual. I contained my gay feelings for 14... Read more »

A Personal Story: Please Read if you are Afraid

Posted by RBK, 5 Replies
This is my first post to this forum, though I have read many of the posts over the last few months. About an hour ago, I received the results of my HIV test. I am NEGATIVE. I feel so incredibly relieved right now. My body literally feels better than... Read more »