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How Is It That I Am Hiv Positive And My Husband Is Not

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Is this possible,when wife has HIV positive and Husband will be non HIV.

HI Sir/madamMy wife has HIV Positive tested in 2000,(which i did not know)but we have got married in 2002, i am having sex with her from one year without using condom.Few day's back i had Fungal infection on my penis and i had sex with her...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
To answer your first question, there is always a risk of infection; however, HIV is less commonly transmitted from a woman to a man. You should be tested for HIV. WIthout antiretroviral therapy, about 25% of HIV positive women transmit the virus to... Read more »

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Large Percentage of HIV-Positive Women in Arab Countries Contracted Virus From Their Husbands, UNDP Regional Coordinator Says

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV's Hidden Victims -- More Latina Immigrants Are Being Infected, Often by Husbands or Boyfriends

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Free as a Bird and HIV-Positive

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HIV Positive Husband

Posted by Anonymous
Eight months ago, I discovered that I am HIV positive. I have likely had this disease for about five years. Currently, I'm taking meds. Since this discovery, my wife and I had not had sexual intercourse. I am terrified of giving this to her -- even... Read more »

My husband is HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+. I am negative and would like to communicate with people in a similar situation. Thanks

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My husband just tested positive for HIV

Posted by hpngandpryng, 1 Reply
Thank you all for the encouragement. I do love him, I always have and always will. He started treatment immediately, and had his first round of follow up blood work, but I don't think he's had his next round and I think he has blown off his next... Read more »

husband of 12 yrs positive

Posted by abitsad
My regards 2 every1..,
My life changed 11/19/09 when my husband was told he was hiv positive in the ER. We thought he had the flu.., I too was tested & am negative, will retest again in 3 months. A few wks later he became ill & now has... Read more »