Long Term Studies Of Hiv-discordant Couples

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...people experience increases in blood fats (lipids) and blood sugar(glucose). There are many possible causes for these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can increase your chances of having heart problems. High glucose levels: When you eat, your body...
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Long Term Use of Atripla

Hi Doc.., I was diagnosed HIV+ nearly four (4) years ago after a blood test for a life insurance policy and was immediately placed on the combination "Kaletra, Combivir" (KC) my viral load was rendered undetectable and my CD4 count went to over...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would address all your HIV questions to the HIV forum. I am supposed to concentrate on Hepatitis related questions.However, I will say here that I am concerned Read more »


My first love told me after we got back together after 3 yrs of separation he has had HIV for 2 yrs.. i cried for weeks... the thought of losing him was horrible. I was scared to get tested even though i hadnt had sex with him in 3 yrs but i got my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible infection. Planning for the future can also be a tricky endeavor. There can be some discrepancy on how each views their long-term future and long-term goals. Pozitoids are often content to live in the moment, considering each moment... Read more »

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
...speaking, it has been shown that Gay men (regardless of HIV status)are less likely to use condoms for anal sex with their regular (long-term)partners, than they are with casual/anonymous partners. It has also beenreported that in some (but not... Read more »

Masturbation with Semen Mixed status couple

I am HIV positive and I am seeing an HIV negative man who knew I was positive before we met. He wants me to masturbate first so he can masturbate with my semen. Isn't this a high risk activity, especially in the long-term?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...decisions about their sexual practices knowing the risks that are involved. As for your specific question, direct exposure to your HIV-positive semen certainly carries a significant risk of transmitting the disease. I would strongly discourage... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Show Long-Term Couples Overlooked by HIV Prevention Strategies

...Infections that indicates HIV prevention strategies in sub-Saharan Africa are overlooking the risk of transmission between couples in long-term relationships, fueling the spread of the disease. "Only as HIV testing has become more common in... Read more »
The Couples Study

Beyond Monogamy: Lessons From Long-Term, Non-Monogamous Male Couples

... We would like to get the word out about a study we've just completed on long-term male couples in non-monogamous relationships . This is a study we initiated, funded and conducted independently. Why? As a long-termRead more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...partnering practices and therefore that a majority of prevention funding should not be utilized for addressing sero-discordance among long-term stable partnerships," according to the post. The debate is part of a series which will examine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Study Finds Immune System Benefits of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Animals Infected With the Monkey Form of HIV While Taking These Drugs

...compared to the macaques not taking PrEP that became infected. However, researchers did not see these benefits last in the animals long-term (i.e., more than six weeks after infection). While the initial benefits appear promising, the... Read more »