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Long Term Studies Of Hiv-discordant Couples

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Show Long-Term Couples Overlooked by HIV Prevention Strategies

The Washington Post examines research presented at the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that indicates HIV prevention strategies in sub-Saharan Africa are overlooking the risk of transmission between couples in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Discordance in Monogamy Beliefs, Sexual Concurrency, and Condom Use Among Young Adult Substance-Involved Couples: Implications for Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections

The researchers studied a group of out-of-treatment, drug-involved young adult couples to examine the association between individual and partnership characteristics with condom use, sexual concurrency and discordance in perceptions of monogamy.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: Experts Debate HIV Counseling, Testing Among HIV-Discordant Couples

A post on USAID's "Impact Blog " examines a debate on HIV counseling and testing "among couples in which only one of the two partners has HIV." On one side of the debate, researchers "argued that couples testing and counseling was an evidence-based... Read more »
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Studies of Gay Discordant Couples

Has any study been conducted on gay discordant couples? Is so, what were theresults? I have read some literature for heterosexual couples where theuninfected person sero-converted from about 1% for those using condoms on aregular basis to about 12%...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There have been several studies looking atHIV risks in Gay discordant couples (where one partner is HIV-positive, andthe other is HIV-negative). Most of these studies looked at how often thesecouples engaged in... Read more »

Discordant Couples (HIV Positive and Negative)

Hi Dr, My husband found out about a month ago that he is HIV positive I by some miracle am negative.( I had the test done that detects just 2 viruses.) Is it really OK to have sex with a condom as long as it is done properly? It may sound silly...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.Several recent studies looked at couples in which one partner was infected with HIV, and the other was not (also known as discordant couples). One study looked at the infection rate of HIV-negative women having sex with... Read more »

Want a baby, discordant couple

Hi there, hope u can help. I'm a 32yr old lady, HIV+ and my husband is HIV-, we want a baby desperately, what options do we have to conceive except IVF, we cannot afford the cost of insemination. Thanks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,At present in vitro fertilization is the safest way for an HIV-positive woman and HIV-negative man to conceive a child. If that is not available or feasible, other options could be considered. They would include driving your HIV plasma viral... Read more »

Discordant couple wanting a baby (SPERM WASHING)

Dear Dr. Frascino:Four months ago my husband tested positive for HIV-1 and started treatment right away. Fortunately for me, I tested negative after two years of unprotected sex and really trying hard for a baby. Now that were finally getting used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,a)Yes, and I posted information about it in the archives. (See below.)b)I know other centers are using similar swim-up techniques successfully. I'm fairly sure there have been reports from Hpital Paul de Viguier in Toulouse among others.... Read more »
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Discordant Couple Study

Posted by Anonymous
Someone asked about studies on discordant couples. Here are some. Others that I've seen are definitive in that when there is a seroconversion, it is usually with the woman and not the man.

Among HIV-discordant couples (those with only a single... Read more »

Sero Discordant couples

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am the HIV+ half of the couple. We haven't been together very long, but my partner has known of my HIV status since before we started dating. Everything is going great but I am hesitant about having sex. I am looking for other sero discordant... Read more »

Sero-discordant couples

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi, I am looking for other sero-discordant couples to discuss how they approach sex. My partner is 23, and I am 24. The last thing I would ever want to do is infect him. Any input will be welcomed.


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HIV proves no obstacle for couples: Study

Posted by bradford
HIV proves no obstacle for couples: Study

Treatment, education allow couples to live normal lives: Vancouver Coast Health

Today, HIV-AIDS is no more a death sentence than it is a barrier to love.

Vancouver Coastal Health says that, with effective... Read more »