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Risks Of Being In A Discordant Relationship

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Ask the Experts

New Discordant Relationship

I am a man who has had HIV for 12 plus years, I never expected to be forming a relationship with a negative man. Trying to determine ultimately what is safe and what is risky. Routinely use condoms for anal sex, though do not use condoms for oral...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Condom use would protect both you and your partner during anal and oral sex. The risk of unprotected oral sex is low, but not zero. The piercings are not an issue.... Read more »

Condom broke- discordant relationship

I'm a female, partner is HIV+ male. Vaginal sex, condom broke, he felt it, pulled out, and... Read more »

Worried + man in discordant relationship

Hello,I have been positive for only 3 yrs plus and have had a negative girlfriend for all 3. We... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Discordance in Monogamy Beliefs, Sexual Concurrency, and Condom Use Among Young Adult Substance-Involved Couples: Implications for Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections

The researchers studied a group of out-of-treatment, drug-involved young adult couples to examine the association between individual and partnership characteristics with condom use, sexual concurrency and discordance in perceptions of monogamy.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rwanda to Treat HIV-Positive People in Discordant Relationships as Soon as They Test Positive

After a landmark study published in May "showed major reductions in HIV transmission among discordant couples due to early treatment," Rwanda has decided to begin treating people in discordant relationships with antiretroviral therapy as soon as... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Experience of Sexual Violence Among Women in HIV Discordant Unions After Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing: A Qualitative Critical Incident Study in Uganda

The researchers investigated experiences of sexual violence among women in HIV discordant unions, relationships in which one partner is HIV-infected and the other is not, attending HIV post-test club services in Uganda. The qualitative critical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Potential for Risky Sex Spurs Discord on HIV Prevention Pill

AIDS advocates are divided about whether the potential approval of the first pill to prevent HIV infection will advance public health efforts to curb the epidemic. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to approve Gilead Sciences... Read more »
Connect With Others

Sero Discordant Relationships

Posted by POSITVT, 2 Replies
I am engaged to the most beautiful man I've ever met. When I look at him, I know this is the man God created for me. I knew he was HIV+ when I met him, but love requires commitment, even when things are not easy.

Sometimes however, the whole topic... Read more »

New t0 Sero-discordant relationships

Posted by new2serodisco, 1 Reply
My new partner is HIV with a non-detectable viral load and I'm negative.

condom broke and I came inside him without realising it had broken.

currently on a 30 day course of Truvada as went straight to the hospital (the same day) to protect me.

I don't... Read more »

Sero-discordant couple - am I normal

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hello, I have been married for ten years and my husband was diagnosed two years ago with hiv. He is not on meds yet and is doing well. However, I still am having trouble with him sexually. I am stll afraid and very very anxious when I am... Read more »

discordant/jackie

Posted by julie, 3 Replies
I am hoping to find someone involved in a discordant relationship to talk with. Jackie Blue are you available?

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