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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
Hi,I've discussed this topic many times in this forum. Consequently I'll only respond briefly and then refer you to the archives for a more detailed response if needed, OK? Commando-Rambo-barebacking is risky for a number of... 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 »

Risk of Getting HIV from HIV- Partner (SUPERINFECTION)

What is the risk of getting infected with HIV through anal intercourse (insertive) without using... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Superinfection

Don't see your question? Ask it in our "Ask the Experts" forums ! General Questions | Safer Sex and Risk | Symptoms General Questions Can an HIV-positive person be reinfected? Could an HIV nonprogressor be reinfected with a virus that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Background The past decade has seen substantial advances in the development of antiretroviral therapy (ART) -- medications used in combination to reduce the replication of HIV virus and treat HIV-infected persons. Because of these medications, many... Read more »

Superinfection More Common Than Expected Among Heterosexual Cohabiting Couples in Zambia, Small Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

The authors introduced the current study by noting, "People living with HIV can be re-infected with a new viral strain resulting in potential treatment-resistant recombinant virus known as HIV super-infection," and that patients' beliefs about this... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Is HIV re-infection real?

Can drug-resistant HIV be transmitted to someone already HIV positive?

With your help the Positive Partners Study will find out!
Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH Principal Investigator
Jeff McConnell, MA Project Director

The Positive... Read more »

Unprotected sex between HIV+ partners

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all. First, I'm truly grateful to find 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... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My girlfriend and I are both positive. she got it from me i know that for sure. would it be recommended for us to wear condoms? I don't see the point because we both have the same strain right? how could it get any worse? Read more »

taking a chance on a neg man

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
I'm considering getting involved with an HIV negative man. He's great but I worry that he will run scared after a short time. I'm ready to settle down. Some of the people I know agree with me. Yet I feel ready to take the risk. Anyone that convince... Read more »