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Mixed Status Couples Viral Load Low

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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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mixed status lesbian couple oral sex

hi I fell in love with someone and her viral load is 0.08 I think its consider low if I perform oral sex on her or her on me am I at risk to get hiv? thanks...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk is considered to be very low. This can increase when there are cuts, wounds, sores, or lesions in the mouth. But relatively speaking this is still considered to be a low-risk sexual activity.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... 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 »

mixed status couples

i know that the chances of passing on hiv from male to female when not using a condom are low with people who have a low viral load and the female is healthy. but what are some numbers for unprotected vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, sex...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The numbers you want are not precisely worked out and, I fear, would be misleading. How low a risk is low when we are talking about a uniformly fatal virus? What if I told you the risk of catching rabies (another absolutely fatal illness) was one... Read more »

Mixed Status Couple - Broken Condom

I'm HIV positive and my husband is not. We have been together for 9 years now and fortunately broken condoms are not common. But yesterday we had sex and it broke, now, we know the risk is very low for him (i'm undetectetable, etc) but he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Miami Z,A condom failure does place your hubby at some degree of risk for HIV, even though your viral load is undetectable. (This would lower, but not completely negate, the risk.)I can't really evaluate the PPP (penis pimple problem)... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

My Mixed Status Relationship

Posted by DJ2007, 3 Replies
Hi everyone, i recently learned i was + in May... My boyfriend and i have been practising unsafe sex for nearly 3 years...

This is in no way meant to brag... What i cant understand is how can somone top another person 2 sometimes up to 4 times... Read more »

TV TALKSHOW: Mixed Status Couples

Posted by William1
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 »