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Mixed Status Couples Hiv

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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 »

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 »

Mixed-Status Couple Complication

I am HIV-negative and beginning to fall in love with someone who is HIV-positive. At times, it is difficult for me to deal with this aspect of our relationship, but I'm trying and learning a lot through this website. Recently, I attained...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. Disclosing one's HIV status is obviously critical as a cornerstone of a healthy relationship in which good communication and mutual respect are highly valued. There are many reasons (not excuses) why people are reluctant... 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 »

Starting a Network for Mixed Status Couples in NYC

Posted by mamaG, 2 Replies
I live in Brooklyn and am interested in starting a network in New York City for mixed status couples, particularly male-female couples, where we can share resources and information, support each other and possibly even work to break down some of the... Read more »

I need input from mixed status couples!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I'm a nursing student and I'm putting tigether a workshop for gay men in mixed HIV status relationships. Could anyone who is involved with someone of opposite status give me your opinions on the unique issues/challenges you are facing? What... Read more »

TV TALKSHOW: Mixed Status Couples

Posted by William1, 1 Reply
We are looking to produce a show dealing with the day to day lives of Mixed Status Couples. The show is designed to be an open and informative forum focusing on some of the different aspects of serodiscordant relationships, i.e. immediate and... Read more »