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Hiv Positive And Married

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigerian Advocacy Group Encourages HIV-Positive Couples to Marry, Offers Counseling, Other Services

An HIV/AIDS advocacy group in Nigeria's Bauchi state is encouraging HIV-positive people to marry one another in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading to HIV-negative people, the AP/ reports. The program is run by the Bauchi Action... Read more »

An HIV-Positive Gay Man Getting Married Reflects on Marriage Equality

On Aug. 9, 2013, Daniel Leyva of the Latino Commission on AIDS married his partner of 10 years, John Hatchett. Both are long-term survivors of HIV. Having seen the toll the HIV epidemic has taken on many long-term couples -- disapproving families,... Read more »

HIV News & Views: The Problem of Empathy; How to Say "I Have HIV"; Marrying Prevention With Passion; and More

HIV News & Views, July 25, 2003 - July 25, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Olivia Ford: Obama, Trayvon, HIV and... Read more »
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HIV positive couple married but not having any sex

My husbnd is 48 and has been HIV+ for almost 12 years - hiscell count varies from 4 to 207, which I understand is "fullblown Aids". He is however strong and fairly healthy except for the fact that he suffers from hear fatigue.I am 58 and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. There may be several reasons for your problems with your husband:1) There may be medical issue going on here, as described in the posting, Decrease in sex drive and libido in people with HIV.2) If this is directly... Read more »

was married to a hiv positive person

Hi,I was married to a person whom I got to know was hiv positive after 1.5 yrs after marriage, his CD4 count was 137 and viral load 3700 when he was diagnosed.We had unprotected sex 5 times during this period and rest of the time it was
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereFirst I would say that after 20 months of testing you are indeed negative. I would not specifically call you "highly exposed" as having sex 5 times with someone with what I would consider to be a "relatively low" viral... Read more »

Should HIV + person get married?

My brother is posative for last 9years now. Now he wants to get married to a girl who knows his status. My fear is that in a relationship like marrige, where it is possible that in long run complicency may creep in and one may not take adequate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Whether or not someone is married doesn't affect complacency or adherence to safer sexual techniques.I'm HIV positive and I would marry my partner of the past 13 years, Steve (Dr. Steve, the expert in The Body's Tratamientos... Read more »

I am HIV Pos and he still wants to marry me

I am a 29 year old female and I have been recently diagnosed HIV Positive. I believe it was an exposure at work ( I have been a Phleb for 12 years and have had 3 exposure in my career lifetime). I have not been promiscuous and have been with my Guy...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Having a happy and healthy marriage is completely possible. I am positive and my husband is negative and I cannot imagine my life without him!It is possible to have children! As long as you are on medication throughout your pregnancy your child... Read more »
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I married a HIV positive man

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I married an hiv + man he is the father of my 2 year old, I found out when I was 4 months pregnant that he was + for 10 years, I blacked everything out he turned cold towards me he abused me and left me, im still testing negative as well as my son.... Read more »

Positive and married

Posted by saber01, 2 Replies
I'm just wondering what the Army will do to me since I tested positive and I am married. What can I expect from my chain of command? I am very worried I am going to lose my medical benefits and will not get any of the treatment I need. Read more »

I'm about to marry a HIV pos. man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm about to marry a HIV+ man. We are both 23 and grew up
together in Israel our entire life. We are deeply in love, but I
feel a loss in our relationship. Although we share so much, he
faces a lot of things that I cannot. He has been shunned my his Read more »

Marrying an HIV+ man

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am dating a man that is HIV+. I want to marry him but my family is against it and the only thing that holds me back is a fear of becoming infected, and also watching him die from this illness. Anyone out there that can offer counsel?

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