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Partners On The Same Meds And Superinfection Chances

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Superinfection by Positive Partner

My partner and I are both positive. However, I have been positive for 1 year and he's been positive for 6 years. I am undetectable with cd4 of 540 (taking Truvada and Isentress, although my kidney levels have spiked a little, my doctor is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation to the archives for a more detailed response if needed, OK? Commando-Rambo-barebacking is risky for a number of reasons:Superinfection (dual infection) is indeed a possibility. Exactly how often this occurs is difficult to determine. It seems... Read more »

Reinfection risk in HIV+ Partners with same viral strain (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Hi. My partner and I were both diagnosed with HIV this past week. We are pretty sure we know where... Read more »


Dear Dr. Frascino,I am the one who asked about superinfection a couple of days ago. I did not want... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV Superinfection From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...taking HAART, were having sex. What's the risk of superinfection? I noticed blood while I was having protected sex with my partner, who is, like me, HIV positive. What are the chances that one of us was infected with the other's strain of HIV? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

...population of MSM in San Francisco declined with the availability of ART despite increases in risk behavior, associated with an estimated 60% decrease in per-act infectivity. 5 Mathematical modeling studies suggest that successful use of ART... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...passes to a fetus or baby from an HIV positive mother, this is called vertical transmission . When HIV passes between sexual partners or people who share needles, this is called horizontal transmission. In the time before effective treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Super-Infection Beliefs and Sexual Practices of People Living With HIV/AIDS

...believed it was harmful to their health. Hierarchical multiple regressions predicting protected anal/vaginal intercourse with partners of the same HIV status showed that older age and less alcohol use were associated with greater protected sex.... Read more »
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Unprotected sex between HIV+ partners

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this site - it was recommended by my doctor. My question is this: what is the current thinking about bareback sex between HIV+ partners? My doctor says what we've heard about "superinfection" is a myth. What are your doctors saying about this?... Read more »

Boyfriend just tested +

Posted by Carly, 3 Replies die young! I manage apts. & I clean empty apts. Do I need to stop? Will I get sick? Will we be able to afford the meds? Will they make us sick & unable to work? I don't know what to do!!! His parents know, they're here with us... Read more »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
Hi to all I would like to introduce myself. I am a 55 year old Male living in Australia. I was diagnosed early 2008 which makes me a relatively new addition to the HIV family. I am currently not working and have not since my diagnosis. I would like... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »