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How Do I Accept An HIv Partner

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...don't have to hide your HIV status. You can get the most appropriate health care. You can reduce the chances of transmitting the disease to others. In many states, you can be found guilty of a felony for not telling a sexual partner you are HIV-positive before having intimate contact. Telling others may be bad because: Others may find it hard to accept your health status. Some people might discriminate against you because of your...
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undetectable VL. Risks of unprotected sex with neg partner.

I have been poz for 3 yrs and on meds the whole time. I have an undetectable viral load and high CD-4's. I never miss a dose of my meds. I am with a neg partner. He likes to have unprotected anal sex (insertive and receptive) with me without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anal sex safe enough? Based on our current knowledge, the answer would have to be no. If despite this information, you and your partner remain comfortable with the risks associated with unprotected anal sex, I would suggest you consider enrolling... Read more »

HIV, anger and control of my life

Dear Doctor,My question might be complicated, so therefore, I'll have to give you a little of my history. I'm 32 yrs. old now and have been HIV+ since I was 18 yrs. old. I came from a physically abusive father, an ex drug using mother and a family...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You definitely need to get into some psychotherapy. You would benefit from a treatment center that has some expertise with people who have experienced childhood abuse, such as you have. A group in which others have been exposed to abuse may be... Read more »

Can I accept a lack of communication?

Dear Michael: Thank you for all your help in the past. My HIV+ partner and myself are doing fairly well and have grown accustomed to most of the aspects of living with HIV over the past year or so. However, sometimes I find myself feeling very...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...I am willing to venture that your partner's lack of communication and self involvement began long before his becoming HIV positive. It really sounds like you are being Read more »

Please help! Oral Sex with HIV+ partner

I met a loving man who is very healthy and HIV+. We are using safe sex in every way except he says that me performing oral sex on him with out a condom is low risk. There has been no pre-cum or ejaculation or blood. Is he right? Should I be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question! Oral sex could be very low risk or, based on the information above, slightly higher risk. How much risk you are willing to accept is up to you. If you want to be absolutely safe, you'd need to perform oral sex with a condom in place. If... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provider and Client Acceptance of a Health Department Enhanced Approach to Improve HIV Partner Notification in New York City

... The goal of the current study was to assess provider and client acceptance of health department-delivered HIV partner services (PS) in clinical and community settings. New York City's HIV field services unit was formed in 2006 and staffed with Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/ PlusNews Examines Debate on the Impact of Concurrent Partners on HIV Transmission

...PlusNews writes in an article that explores the concurrency debate in Africa. "While most Africans report similar numbers of partners over a lifetime as their Western counterparts, having long-term simultaneous relationships is thought to put... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...that no one can be totally sure about the sexual or drug historyof anyone else. A person could be unaware that their new or old partner (alover, a spouse) has sex with other people. A partner could also be secretlyinjecting drugs and sharing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Liberia Releases Agenda on Gender Equality and HIV the launch, "[w]e do accept the twin challenge ... to do more for education and to also make sure that together with the partners we will have more people living with HIV and AIDS to speak out." The news service adds, "Liberia is the first... Read more »
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Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...asked me about my health problems. I told her the same thing I have written on the application and she goes "I'm sorry we can't accept you because your HIV positive".. IN SHOCK I asked" what does being HIV positive have to do with me trying to... Read more »

Trying To Cope With HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...months ago i found out i was hiv!!!! I had been going to my doctor to have tests done on several lumps i had found on my neck.My partner had talked me into going for the tests cause of worried i had become.The last thing i expeted to be told was... Read more »

syntoms and negative exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Lots of syntoms that started a week after exposure and negative almost at 6 months. She has HIV, what do you do with this kind of situation Read more »

4 partners

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi. Would someone out there help me out. I am a 34 year old female who has had 4 lifetime partners. The only exposure I am aware of includes possible exposure to pre-cum. I am engaged and my fiancee and I have both tested negative Read more »