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Mixed Hiv Couples

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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum....
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Transmission of HIV in mixed HIV status, heterosexual couple

My husband is HIV+ and was probably infected circa 5 years ago. We did not know of his infection until this month, and so had unprotected sex on at least 20 occasions in the five years. My recent HIV tests have been negative, and we are no longer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission. Thankfully! For instance, the CDC's estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 per 1,000... Read more »

What percent does mix couples have on staying HIV-

My hubby came back from prison 5 years later hiv+ iam - We practise safe sex but a condom broke.Im scared for our 2 children, I dont know what to expect of this.should i consider myself to be + for sure? I was tested a month later but was -What...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I cannot give you precise percentages because transmission of HIV is dependent on so many factors. However, you should know that most mixed status couples do not transmit HIV within the relationship when both are aware and concerned and... Read more »

Oral Sex and mixed status couples

What are the chances of an HIV negative woman contracting HIV from a positive male while he is performing oral sex on her? His viral load is undectable and t-cell count above 600. ...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Oral sex of the kind you describe is not considered to be a high risk activity for the transmission of HIV - it is considered by most to be a very low risk activity. And in general, reduced viral load is likely to reduce transmission risk, however,... 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
First, congratulations on the issue of disclosure prior to any sexual activity taking place. It is important for everyone to be able to make informed decisions about their sexual practices knowing the risks that are involved. As for your specific... Read more »
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Study on Mixed status couples

Posted by Anonymous
Mixed-Status Couples
(one HIV+ and one HIV- partner)
Are you in a heterosexual, gay, or lesbian "mixed status" relationship -- a relationship with one HIV+ person and one HIV- person? If so, you and your relationship partner may be eligible for the... Read more »

Mixed couple

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could I please hear from any HIV+ people who are with HIV- people? I have just started a relationship with wonderful man. He is HIV- and very frightened by kissing and passive oral sex. It would really be helpful to hear from couples in the same... Read more »

Mixed Couple-French Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
We are planning to have protected sex, but what are the realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help.

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