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Living With A Husband Who Has Hiv

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We live in Africa and my husband has HIV

Posted by Anonymous
My husband and I recently found out that he is HIV+. Despite
rigorous/intrusive infertility treatment, I am negative. We were
tested together shortly after we got together - I was negative
and we just found out that the Doctor 'lost' his results and... Read more »

My husband is HIV+& I'm HIV-

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My husband is hiv+ & i'm - I found out about that when he was admited im hospital last year in October.He was on TB treatment for six months,after he finished his treament he started to drink too much alcohol& he is not eating any treatment... Read more »

Husband HIV-

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After years of postponing the inevitabe, I've finally been tested and I'm awaiting results this week. My husband of two years has tested negative. We've had lots of unprotected sex. My fear in being + is a boyfriend from 7 years ago. Since then,... Read more »

I have just found out my husband is HIV +

Posted by jayne, 10 Replies
Last Tuesday My husband was taken into hospital with pneumonia. They couldn't get his temperature down...so changed antibioctics...his lung was drained twice...(pleural effusion), he had lost so much weight almost overnight. They tested him for hiv... Read more »

My husband is HIV+ and I am negative.

Posted by Hopefulheart, 2 Replies
Hello, as my subject line states my husband is positive and I am negative. It has been very hard at times. I love my husband very much but I am always afraid. We have protected sex but I am always afraid that the condom will break or come off. Going... Read more »
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Hiv positive living with hiv negative husband

I tested positive in 2005 and since then I have done several tests that came back the same. My husband in the other hand has tested negative in all the tests he has ever done and he does not even use a condom since his results always come back...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no such thing as a silent carrier of HIV in terms of HIV testing. HIV is readily and easily diagnosed. So, your husband is indeed HIV- as of his last test.It is very possible for him to be and remain HIV- despite years of unprotected sex... Read more »

Husband HIV+ Wife - husband died of overdose

Dear Dr.'s, My husband died about 1-1/2 ago due to drug overdose. I was married for about 6 1/2 years He was hiv + and I am negative. He was extremely depressed for many years because he was dealing with hiv & hep c. I loved him very much...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post-I'm terribly sorry to hear about your husband; given the amount of testing and time since your last sexual encounter with him, there's little need to be concerned at this point about HIV or HCV.It's ok to go on... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

HIV+ husband- I am HIV- Baby together?

For the past 2 years we have been trying to have a child and we just found out that he is HIV+. I am negative. We still want to have a baby that is from the both of us. He is not on meds and is very healthy. What are my options and what are the cost...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
There is always the risk of HIV transmission to you (and then possibly to your baby) through unprotected intercourse. This risk is reduced but not necessarily nil when a partner has a low viral load and/or is on antiviral treatment. In vitro... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Esmeralda

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HIV & Me: A Guide to Living With HIV for Hispanics - Esmeralda

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