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Help For Partners Of Hiv Patients

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Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship

Introduction A positive HIV-antibody test or an AIDS diagnosis changes many aspects of a person's life, including the kind of relationship they may choose to have with their doctor. Many people develop a more assertive attitude about their health and well-being when they find out they have HIV. Because HIV disease and treatment is complicated, making decisions about when, how and whether to start anti-HIV therapy isn't always easy. One great...
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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 »

Unprotected Insertive Partner, Brief Encounter. Please Help

3 weeks ago today, I had a brief encounter with a man where we had unprotected anal sex. I was the top and entered him 3 different times for limited amount of time, 5 to 10 thrusts each time and it lasted all of about 5 min, total. We were in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your brief-encounter buddy claims to be HIV negative and that he "plays safe." However, he let you play hide the pickle in his backdoor without a condom three times while in the shower using only shampoo/conditioner as lubrication???... Read more »

Kaposi's & Partner Counseling; My partner is freaking out; Can I dump him into the Hudson River?

I have AIDS, it is under control(viral load 130; CD4 cells over 300). My KS is getting worse.My Dr's told me I need Chemo, I start tomorrow-1st day -HORRAY-I am ok w/ this. I am a very healthy man, but I want to get rid of this KS before it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Please don't dump your partner in the Hudson River. In the unlikely event that you have done so, please call 911 to retreive him.On a more serious note, starting chemotherapy (or starting HIV meds) can indeed create stress. Hopefully by the... Read more »

HIV Risk,Insertive Anal HIV Positive partner

Hi,Please can you shed some light on facts,figures and statistics. I have had a very recent risky encounter.A week and a half ago. I know the only sure way to find out is to get tested but at the moment I just have to wait.Let me tell you a bit...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is a risk here, as you know. It is difficult to place a numerical value on the odds of infection as much has to do with the virus level of the infected person at the time of exposure. So, if your partner is indeed HIV+ and has a high viral... Read more »
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New here - HIV- female with HIV+ male partner

Posted by iSerenity, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm new here myself, glad I found this site. I'm HIV- and involved with a wonderful man that is HIV+. Already have two kids from a previous relationship. We've been together for most part of two years now in a long distance relationship... Read more »

how to tell my partner? please help :(

Posted by question_mark, 3 Replies
I haven't yet received a positive result, but am almost certain that I will the next time I'm tested (I am about a week overdue for my three-month test; I am definitely procrastinating, out of fear). I'm having symptoms that are completely out of... Read more »

HIV- partner insensitive to my HIV+ status

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. My partner is HIV- and we have been together over 15 years. We have struggled through many issues over the years but he is starting to go to the club frequently. I can't physically keep up with his activities and... Read more »

Hiv- Living with Hiv+ Partner for almost 2 years.

Posted by gmac5233, 5 Replies
Are their any other couples that would like to chat and share experiences? I am 34 and Hiv- & my Partner is 33 and Hiv+, we are experiencing a great life together but I have daily concerns about health issues and just day to day stuff.
We would... Read more »