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Hiv Infection Among Married Couples

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Couples Account for Largest Proportion of New HIV Infections in Uganda, Study Shows

Married couples account for the largest proportion of new HIV infections in Uganda, Apuuli Kihumuro, director-general of the country's AIDS Commission , said on Friday, the Monitor/AllAfrica.com reports. According to research conducted from 1996... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chechnya Says Couples Must Be HIV-Negative to Marry

Any couples planning to marry in Muslim Chechnya must prove they are not infected with HIV, the region's spiritual leaders declared this week. "Any potential bride or groom is obliged to receive a medical certificate proving they are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Cases Increasing Among Married Couples in Uganda; Officials Call for Increased Testing, Prevention Efforts

A recent study conducted by Uganda's Makerere University found that although the country's HIV/AIDS prevention programs primarily focus on younger, unmarried people, new cases of the disease are increasingly occurring among married couples ages 30... Read more »
Ask the Experts

dos and don'ts for a +/ - married couple

can you give me a guide or direct me to where I can get a one on how to safely live with an HIV+ partner. I am negative and we just found out he is positive. i need to know how we can leave together without my making him feel like an outcast but at...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
First off, you need to know that it is possible to live a "normal life" while being a mixed status couple. At the same time, yes - it does bring particular challenges, practically and emotionally. You're right to seek information -... Read more »

Different test results for a couple married for yrs with unsafe sex

My husband 37 and I 30 have been married for 11. In 2003, I was diagnosed with HIV during my pregnancy. My daughter (7) is HIV negetive. My husband and I have been having unprotected sex since we met. All his tests results are negetive.How is this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Three possibilities come to mind:1. Your positive HIV-antibody test during pregnancy was a "false negative."2. Your husband has the delta 32 mutation. (See below)3. Your husband is one very lucky dude! Please note not all HIV exposures... Read more »

Condom use by HIV Positive Couple (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO-INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up fairly frequently. At this point in time, we still recommend condoms to prevent the possibility of superinfection (dual infection). (See below.)Dr. Bob Resuming sex after recent diagnosis (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION)... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Joseph from Zambia,Yes, superinfection is possible between any two HIV+ people having unprotected sex, including spouses who are faithful to each other. That said, what we don't know is how frequently superinfection actually occurs. It... Read more »
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Married with Children?

Posted by Anxious222, 6 Replies
Hi Everyone,

I've been reading the forum for a couple of weeks now and you ladies are great! I am curious to know if any of you are married, ever been married, and have children. What happened when you told your husband about being +, did he stay? ... Read more »

Married Guy in NYC infected by guy when condom ...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
So I was infected by a guy named B_____ who swore he was neg, and then the condom broke. I came across another guy who had the same experience with
B_____ in NYC... he swore he was neg, and then the condom broke. So I'm wondering if anybody... Read more »

Getting Pregnant Hiv +/- couple

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a HIV + woman engaged to a HIV - man. We want to have a baby. What are the options on getting pregnant?? Is artificial insemination the only way?? I read on this website that it's possible to "do it yourself", insert the mans sperm in the... Read more »

Looking for other couples

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi.

I am an HIV- female, soon to be married to an HIV+ male. I am looking for any feedback (support really) from others in a similar situation. My family is very much against this union. BTW, I am carring his child. I have tested negative for the... Read more »