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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum....
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Just got the shock of my HIV positive status

I was ok feeling good and my beck glands started showing up, i went to the docor who asked me to do HIV test and i got my result that am positive with cd4 count 295 and vral load 3000. I dont feel sick, i had flu but it dispeared. my doctor has put...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. I am sorry to hear about your new diagnosis of HIV infection. There is really no way to know when you became infected unless you have had prior HIV testing.How does one prepare oneself to start HIV medications? I... Read more »

Long ago Exposure recent status positive.

I have just been given a positive status on a HIV test through an insurance checkup. The only event that could have caused this happened 6 years ago. I am a healthy 51 year old male with no symptoms (my last checkup was 4 months ago). I am not a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Tim,You do need to get help and advice right away. I would make an urgent appointment with your doctor. If he is a professional, he will provide important information, do some preliminary blood work (including confirming the HIV test result,... Read more »

can treatment of acute infection prevent a later positive status?

I think I may have been infected with HIV. I heard that I could take a viral load test to see if I have been infected recently and that if so I can be treated for acute infection. Should I go this route?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you think that you have been infected with HIV, meaning that you had a definite exposure to someone who is HIV infected or at high-risk for infection, see your doctor. It could be beneficial to detect HIV early and begin treatment.PCR testing is... Read more »

clarification of HIV and Aids Status

Thanks for answering my question. As a follow up, if a person is considered HIV status above cd4 200, why do they not return to HIV status after dipping below and recovering to an above 200 count?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
This is one for epidemiolgy and for the medical attorneys-- by the way, "HIV status" is positive, whether one has a CD4 count above or below 200. Your vocabulary really refers to whether an HIV positive person has an AIDS diagnosis or... Read more »
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Long-time v. Newer Positive Status

Posted by Since4Ever, 1 Reply
There was a question of what was the hardest part of living with a virus.

I'm interested in how people feel about it who seroconverted after it was known what it was and how to avoid it versus those who seroconverted before it was identified.

I have a... 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 »

Disclosure of HIV status without permission

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed hiv+ on July 26, 2010. At that time I was very sick and could not lend my then wife support for my diagnosis. She was afraid she was positive too. Since we didn't have sex for 7 years before my diagnosis there was no chance she was... Read more »

Lying about HIV status consequences?

Posted by John_Ortiz, 1 Reply
11 months ago I was cruising online and found this semi-attractive guy who claimed he was a bottom. I ended up meeting with this guy and asked him if he had any condoms with him, but he said no and I asked him if he was DDF and HIV- and he said yes... Read more »