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Passed On Hiv To Wife

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HIV pos; can she pass medical?

Dr. Bob, My wife recently discovered she's HIV positive. She started HIV meds and the virus is undetectable at less than 75. Her CD4 is 370 and percentage is up to 24. It seems she's been infected for 5-7 years, but we didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, she would not pass the medical screening, as they would ask what medications she is taking and also perform an HIV-antibody test. Even though her viral load is undetectable, her HIV-antibody test would still be positive. I would suggest... Read more »

Dr Robert - infected wife and child. Wife due to give birth

Hi DocI am so glad that you are now answering question on this forum, atleast now I don't feel... Read more »

HIV positive Husband but Negative Kids and Wife

I have searched thru your forums, and noone seems to have asked this question.. My husband and I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty to Passing On HIV

Morris Lindenbaum made a good first impression eight years ago at a Port Jefferson, N.Y., singles club, his former wife said. He was kind. He seemed honest. And when she asked him whether he was HIV-positive, he insisted he was not. "He lied and... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: This Too Shall Pass

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Donna Y. Kennedy. I am a 51-year-old African-American. I am a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, godmother, cousin, friend. Oh, by the way, I am coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C. I... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

House Passes Syringe Exchange Amendment; Senate Passes Clean Labor/HHS Bill, FDA Reform Still Pending

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor/HHS) Appropriations Good News in the Senate: The Senate today passed its Labor/HHS appropriations bill (S. 1061). No changeswere made to HIV/AIDS-related funding proposed by the Labor/HHS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Developing Countries Should Pass HIV/AIDS Policies That Respect Human Rights, Encourage HIV Testing, Treatment, Australian Judge Says

Developing countries should pass HIV/AIDS policies that respect human rights and encourage people at risk of HIV to be tested for the virus and receive treatment if necessary, Australian High Court Judge Michael Kirby said Tuesday at the... Read more »
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Mother passed away and looking for resources for support

Posted by Manda284, 3 Replies
Hi al,

All my life it was just my mother and I.My mother passed away from cancer brought on by the lowered immune system. What I am having trouble with is that the hospital never told me she had it and I was her health care proxy etc. I was her sole... Read more »

Losing a wife and mother

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my beautiful wife passed away leaving me and two year old daughter alone. We never knew she was hiv+ until a few days before she died and it has left me numb and confused. HIV is an illnes that I have always been aware of but it has never... Read more »

when and what to tell your wife

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello to all that are in the same boat
The messages here have been really helpful, calmed me down when I felt the lymph nodes on my neck enlarge for the first time and I almost panicked. You see, my encounter about 5 weeks ago was VERY risky - and... Read more »

wife is thinking of leaving waiting on test result

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm a 53 year old male who had an affair about 2 months back. I'm waiting on test results and I told my wife. I believe she is going to leave me. We have 2 daughters 15, 20 who I love very much. I so afraid. I've had all the symtoms, night... Read more »