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Groups For HIV Negative Spouse

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HIV Negative Spouses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I just started a support group on line at yahoo. The address is:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HIVnegativespouses/

The group is called HIV Negative Spouses

If you are interested in support through this, please visit the group.
Frida

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I created a blog for HIV negative spouses

Posted by poprock33, 2 Replies
I am a HIV negative woman with a positive spouse. We would like to have a baby using the sperm washing technique. I am having a difficult time finding a way to have this procedure done that is financially feasible for us. If you are in a similar... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies
Hello!

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »

supporting my spouse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my husband has hiv. we found out about a year ago. just starting going to the dr a couple of months ago and its becoming more of a reality. (i'm neg). he has tested pos for the latent tb so he has to take that drug. numbers are all very good and he... Read more »

RRe: Spouse has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
My spouse of eight years has recently been diagnosed as having full blown Aids. We have 2 children together and I thought we had the perfect life. Now, I feel like everything is a mess. I am negative and thank god so are my children. Help, can... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can negative spouse take out life insurance on me?

My wife is negative, I am positive. She has been offered a group life insurance plan drom her company. She was told she could take out minimum coverage on me ($10,000.00)without review of my medical records. Is this possible? How can we be sure they...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes, this is possible, becasue it's a group policy. I would suggest you think about jumping on it! You can be sure because they have access only if you sign a document giving them access.... Read more »

Family is afraid of Spouse's HIV + status

Hi Dr. Bob,My husband is HIV +. We have a daughter who is negative and I am negative. However, my mother (who has OCD) and is somewhat neurotic and sister who is also neurotic, are afraid to be around him! That is not say they won't be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your situation is not unique; in fact, quite the contrary. Misinformation, irrational fears and stigmatization have been an integral part of this illness since it was first described over a quarter of a century ago. That such unjustified fears... Read more »

HIV+ Spouse is driving me crazy with his insecurities

Hello! Recently my husband was diagnosed with HIV. So far, I have tested negative. My problem is with my husband. He's obviously scared, but he constantly asks me whether or not he's going to die, what are symptoms of various illnesses,...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
It seems to me that both you AND your husband can use some support. He needs to talk with a counselor and/or other people living with HIV to help him adjust to the news of his status. You also can use the support of talking with others in your... Read more »

Help, I am worried about my spouse with HIV+How can I hel[?

My spouse is HIV+. He doesn't want me to tell anyone but he has been sick for so long, and I can't lie. How do I deal with theis?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
If you live in a location where there is an AIDS service organization, call them to ask if they run support groups for care partners of people with HIV and AIDS. You can join one of these groups to meet and gain guidance and support from other... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Separation of Spouses Due to Travel and Living Apart Raises HIV Risk in Tanzanian Couples

Persons whose partners are absent may be more vulnerable to risky sexual behavior and thus to HIV, the authors wrote. Such absences may be due to traveling or to living apart (e.g., for work purposes, or in polygamous marriages). In the current... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Mystery in Kenya: Spouses Escape Infection

Britain is funding a study to learn why tens of thousands of Kenyans in HIV serodiscordant couples have not transmitted the virus to their husbands or wives. Along the shores of Lake Victoria, HIV prevalence rates are among the world's highest. Some... Read more »
TheBody.com

A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

Steven M. Natterstad, M.D. When "Dr. Steve" isn't responding to questions from our Spanish-speaking readers on TheBody.com's Tratamientos forum , he runs the Frascino Medical Group, which provides comprehensive care for people living with HIV/AIDS.... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

HIV Raises Risk of Lung Cancer 70 Percent in Large U.S. Veterans Group

Having HIV infection raised the risk of lung cancer 70% in a study of more than 110,000 U.S. veterans, even after researchers accounted for the impact of smoking. 1 By itself, smoking boosted lung cancer risk more than 6 times. This large study... Read more »