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How To Live With An Hiv Partner

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Hiv- Living with Hiv+ Partner for almost 2 years.

Posted by gmac5233, 5 Replies
Are their any other couples that would like to chat and share experiences? I am 34 and Hiv- & my Partner is 33 and Hiv+, we are experiencing a great life together but I have daily concerns about health issues and just day to day stuff.
We would... Read more »

what is it like to live with an HIV+ partner?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what is it like to live with an HIV+ partner? Like many of you, I
have a story that is both sad and beautiful. Last year while
vacationing in Africa I met the woman of my dreams. It was like
magic, we are from two very different cultures but that... Read more »

Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China (or with an infected partner)?... 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 »

sex with HIV- partner

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a married 49yr old male HIV+. My wife is HIV-. We decided to obstain from sex 6 years ago because of the diagnosis and the fear she might get infected even with protection. I have found this a very missing link in our relationship and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Living with an HIV partner

I would like to read and research stories about negative and positive male partner relationships, but I find that this website has an extreme amount of information, but I am unable to locate this specific topic. Where do I go?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
These are great articles related to your question: <a href="http://www.thebody.com/index/whatis/mixed_status.html" target=_new>Mixed-Status (HIV-Positive/Negative) Couples</a> Nelson... Read more »

My partner & his partners are HIV positive. I'm negative, how come?

Dear Doctor,I'm a ugandan I live in Uganda. In August 2001 I started a relationship with a man who's wife had just died. He said she got malaria and when she went to hospital she was put on a glucose drip only to discover that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not every exposure to HIV leads to HIV infection. In fact, most do not! It is indeed possible that despite having had unprotected sex for two years with an HIV-positive partner, that you are indeed still HIV negative! In fact, considering... Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Even between two HIV positives, unprotected sex remains risky business. Yes, it is possible to acquire a second more virulent or resistant strain of HIV by having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have... Read more »

Likelihood of converting from HIV- to HIV+ given my partner's HIV + status

I am HIV-, but currently living with my lover who is HIV+. We always have sex with condoms, but he is always the top. What are the possibilities that I'll contract the virus if we continue to practice safe sex? Are there any studies...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Try reading through my response to Condom Failure. That response summarizes some studies about the effectiveness of condoms among mixed-status/serodiscordant couples. The bottom line is that when condoms are used correctly, every time, and there... Read more »
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Beyond Disability: Am I Ready to Go Back to Work?

Improved HIV treatments are allowing many people to live longer, healthier lives. Some people who gave up their jobs because of their illness may now be feeling well enough to consider returning to work. The idea of re-entering the workforce can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing Risky Sexual Behavior and Substance Use Among Currently and Formerly Homeless Adults Living With HIV

The researchers examined the efficacy of an intervention, the "Healthy Living Program," in reducing risky sexual behavior and substance use among HIV-positive adults who were marginally housed (homeless at least some point over a period of 37... Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

The International Declaration on Poverty, Housing Instability and HIV/AIDS

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of him [or her] self and of his [or her] family, including food, clothing,housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security inthe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small Loans Change Lives of Togolese HIV/AIDS Victims

A unique project partnering Sweden's Save the Children, the Togolese micro-finance institute Investir Dans l'Humanite, and the Lomé-based HIV/AIDS organization Jade is providing 50 families affected by HIV with small business loans, training, and... Read more »