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How To Maintain A Healthy Relationship With An Hiv Positive Partner

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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...your partner. You might not even have been tested yourself. It can be very difficult to talk about HIV status. See Fact Sheet 204 for some ideas. What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? People in mixed-status relationships face all the same things as other couples. But there are some extra issues: The HIV-positive partner might focus on not infecting their partner. The HIV-negative partner may concentrate on taking care...
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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 because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...VIRAL LOAD 2008) (SUPERINFECTION) Dec 17, 2008Hi --I am an HIV+ man who seroconverted within the last year. I recently started dating another HIV+ man who has been positive for 22 years. I'm currently not on meds with a viral load under 400 and... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would prevent further infections, much like a vaccination. In the mid-1990s, however, studies using analogous viruses in primates showed that sequential infections were possible. Some people believed it was only a matter of time before something... Read more »

Sex between 2 poz guys (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I've been asked by another poz guy to have bareback sex. I don't know the facts. One would think that since we're both poz it doesn't matter, but I've heard otherwise. I'm the top, but I don't know if that makes any difference. thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...VIRAL LOAD 2008) (SUPERINFECTION) Dec 17, 2008Hi --I am an HIV+ man who seroconverted within the last year. I recently started dating another HIV+ man who has been positive for 22 years. I'm currently not on meds with a viral load under 400 and... Read more »

HIV & Dating.

I am gay and I just started dating a guy and I really like him. He confessed to me that before things go any further that he was HIV+. I don't want to end the relationship and I was wondering what are the odds of contracting HIV from protected sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partner is trying to protect you and in the process is taking on all the responsibility for maintaining your HIV-negative status. Relationships, of course, can never be one-sided. I suggest you and your partner read through the chapter in the... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

No Turning Back: HIV and Gay Male Sexuality

...each other the details of their sexual experiences outside the relationship. Sex with occasional outside partners and serial dating is common among MSM. Societal rejection of same-sex relationships can make it difficult to start and maintain a... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Cumulative U.S. AIDS deaths among individuals younger than age 15 numbered 5,044 through December 31, 1999. Globally, UNAIDS estimates that 480,000 child deaths due to AIDS occurred in 1999 alone ( CDC . HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report ... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, February 9, 2011

...Can I Learn to Trust Again? (A recent post from the "Gay Men" board) I'm 38 and I was diagnosed almost seven years ago. ... Dating has been very hard for me. I live in a rural part of the U.S. Shortly after I found out I was positive, I had... Read more »
The Body

This Positive Life : An Interview With Gary

...It was when safe sex started coming around and you knew that you needed to be protective. But Thom and I were in an exclusive relationship, so it really wasn't something that we were that concerned about. The community had begun to organize,... Read more »
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New and a little bit lost..

Posted by westernbear69, 5 Replies
...Hello all. I am fairly newly diagnosed (back in June 07) and living in Vancouver Canada. with a partner of 16 years who is also pos (couple years ago we believe was his infection date) He seems to be ignoring his health, does not Read more »

Grad student who just tested positive

Posted by yandus8, 11 Replies
...my apartment for 2 days. On day 3, I told my boyfriend and he stayed calm and told me that everything will be ok. I've been dating him for only 2 months and I have never felt a greater attraction and love for anyone else in my life. But I am so... Read more »

My girlfriend just tol me she is positive.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...else gone through this type of situation? I would appreciate your input if you did. Also how possible is it for us to have a relationship that is safe for me? After 3 months and with the betrayal I feel that I could walk away but at the same time... Read more »

Tested positive

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
...my short-term plans, but long-term it might. More than anything, I have always wanted to have children. How will I go about dating ? Do I need to give up my dream of starting a family one day ? Has anyone else here dealt with these issues ? If... Read more »