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Serodiscordant Relationships And Having Children

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The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Single Man or HIV-Positive Man in Same-Sex Relationship (Serodiscordant or Seroconcordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ single man or an HIV+ man in a same-sex relationship looking for information on having a child, the options below will... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Serodiscordant Relationships

"Serodiscordant couples raise the thorniest set of issues, because they must face major concerns about both transmission and care-giving." What Is a Serodiscordant Relationship? A serodiscordant couple is made up of one person who is HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Single Woman or HIV-Positive Woman in Same-Sex Relationship (Serodiscordant or Seroconcordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ single woman or an HIV+ woman in a same-sex relationship seeking information on getting pregnant, the options below will... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Serodiscordant couple wants babies!

Dr. Remien,My HIV+ boyfriend and I are interested in having children in the future. Is there any new information about sperm-washing or other risk-reducing procedures for serodiscordant couples? I'm having a hard time locating information on...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
There are many couples who ask questions about having babies when one or both people are HIV+. Readers should read about some of these issues on the "Pregnancy, Children and HIV" Forum on The Body website.Many people like yourself want to... Read more »

Condomphobia in a Serodiscordant Relationship

Dear DavidI'm 36, been positive since November 2009, and I am now in a serodiscordant relationship since October last year. Our feelings for each other are very loving, supportive, caring, and genuine. Yet, the sexual part is usually very...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Hi,Thanks for writing. You raise some issues that many people in serodiscordant relationships face. Sadly, there are not enough resources for such couples to assist in addressing them. One of the most important things you can do is be certain you... Read more »

sero-discordant relationship

Dear Dr. Remien,I have been dating an extraordinary man for four months. My HIV+ status did not chase him away at first, but he revealed to me last week that he is scared and feels like he can't be as intimate with me because of my status....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
It's great that you can talk to each other about this and the fears and concerns are normal and understandable. And yes, talking with an expert could prove to be very helpful to you both. I also suggest you contact a local community based or... Read more »

Mitigating the risks of a serodiscordant relationship

Dr. Frascino,I have recently entered into a relationship with an HIV+ man. I'm HIV- and this is my first experience with a sero-discordant relationship. He has had undetectable viral loads for three years and takes his medication regularly....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would suggest you and your positively charged Mr. Happily-Ever-After read through the chapter in the archives devoted to magnetic couples as well as the chapters on safer sexual techniques, HIV sexual transmission and HIV sexual prevention.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Serodiscordant Relationship Issue/Question

Posted by kicker, 3 Replies
I am the positive partner in a Serodiscordant relationship. We have friends who are both positive and in a relationship, but none that are +/-. I am also newly diagnosed. I found out in Oct 2010. Im on medication and so far so good....well at least... Read more »

serodiscordant relationship advice

Posted by copb00, 4 Replies
Hi, Just thought I'd share my experience and maybe get some advice. I've been finding it quite hard to deal with life recently and I'm honestly quite lost.

I'm 30 years old and was diagnosed positive last summer, it really came as a shock since I've... 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 »