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Passing Hiv To Spouse Chances

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HIV positive spouse

I have recently learned that my spouse has been living a double life. He contracted HIV from a male partner 10 weeks ago. He has had numerous male and female partners throughout our marriage. He last tested negative for HIV about 8 months ago. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with the plan to get ELISA tests at three and six months to confirm your negative status. I also agree it's not necessary to test your baby unless you test positive. I would discontinue breastfeeding until your negative status is... Read more »

Risk of HIV from spouse

I recently found out my husband is HIV+. We do not have an active sex life & it is likely we have... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Women's Caucus Calls for Government Review of Policy Barring Doctors From Disclosing Patients' HIV Status to Spouses, Relatives

...weekend adopted a resolution calling on the government to review the country's doctor-patient confidentiality policy in regard to HIV status, Zimbabwe's Herald reports. According to Zimbabwean law, physicians are prohibited from discussing a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Mystery in Kenya: Spouses Escape Infection

...despite these practices, early studies show that up to 40 percent of HIV-positive people in the area have not passed HIV to their spouses despite having unprotected intercourse over long periods of time. Dr. James Gesami, Nyanza's chief... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Separation of Spouses Due to Travel and Living Apart Raises HIV Risk in Tanzanian Couples

... Persons whose partners are absent may be more vulnerable to risky sexual behavior and thus to HIV, the authors wrote. Such absences may be due to traveling or to living apart (e.g., for work purposes, or in polygamous marriages). Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spouses of HIV Patients in Singapore to Be Informed

... Singapore will require compulsory notification for the spouses of HIV patients under the Infectious Diseases Act, Minister of State for Health Balaji Sadasivan told an audience of doctors Read more »
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I created a blog for HIV negative spouses

Posted by poprock33, 2 Replies
...I am a HIV negative woman with a positive spouse. We would like to have a baby using the sperm washing technique. I am having a difficult Read more »

HIV Negative Spouses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I just started a support group on line at yahoo. The address is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HIVnegativespouses/ The group is called HIV Negative Spouses If you are interested in support through this, please visit the group. Frida Read more »

RRe: Spouse has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...My spouse of eight years has recently been diagnosed as having full blown Aids. We have 2 children together and I thought we had the perfect Read more »

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