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How To Tell My Partner I'm Positive

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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 diabetes so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 you've had negative HIV tests 10 months and... Read more »

my partner is hiv positive and i'm negative.

What are the chances of me being infected if my partner's viral load is not detectable? His Tcell... Read more »


The first of December, my partner was admitted to the hospital with PCP. His first tests came back... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Exposure to HIV Partner Counseling and Referral Services and Notification of Sexual Partners Among Persons Recently Diagnosed With HIV

... The current cross-sectional, observational study examined recently diagnosed HIV patients' use of client partner notification (CPN), health department partner notification, or other means to inform sex partners of possible HIV exposure, and Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

...populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those with established infections. The study analyzed surveillance databases from North Carolina,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alternative Approaches to Partner Notification, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Pharmacists' Perspectives on Proposed Patient Delivered Partner Therapy in New York State, 2007

... "Supported by the American Medical Association, patient delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is becoming legal in many states. For some individuals exposed to sexually transmitted infections [STIs], the Read more »
The Body PRO

High HIV Prevalence Found Among Male Partners of Thai Sex Workers

...of female sex workers. They use a lot of proxy populations, including army recruits or young men [in general], to try to estimate the HIV prevalence of partners of female sex workers. We wanted to specifically recruit those partners and find out... Read more »
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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 Read more »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
...hello everyone My partner is positive and has been struggling for some time with depression and stress. He learned he was positive early in our relationship, Read more »

My partner is positive

Posted by ants, 5 Replies
...My relationship of 5 years ended last year when my partner fell in love with someone else. I thought I would never be happy again and then I met my current boyfriend late last year. After Read more »

Intimacy with positive partner

Posted by jcc, 3 Replies
...situation and found a way around it, and 2) what do I do about being upable to give him a sexual relationship? With previous partners, whose status I didn't know, I used condoms, but on numerous occasions they broke or came off despite our best... Read more »