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Serodiscordant Relationships And Having Children

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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

... Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-"
Ask the Experts

Dating HIV+ and HIV-, Also Long term relationship

I recently started dating a women (about 3 weeks) and she told me last night that she was HIV+. I have never been in a situation like this and I really care about her. What are my risks? Can we ever have kids? Can we ever have a normal...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...treatment, then some day she may need to start. The risk to you is very minimal if you use condoms for sex correctly and always. Yes, children are possible. This would require careful planning. Read more »

Question about my children.

Hello doctor, I m 40 years female from India, My husband was tested pos in 1997, then me too, at that time my children were 2 and 6 years old, they were not tested. My husband expired in the year 1999. Then I started my treatment of viraday in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...excellent medications and care. Further, I'd think that it is quite unlikely that your 17 and 14 year old apparently healthy children should have HIV. This is because most children who are born HIV+ develop symptoms in the first years of life;... Read more »

I am dating a negative woman (MAGNETIC COUPLE) (PREGNANCY) (SPERM WASHING)

Dear doc i am HIV positive 3 years now i am dating a sweet lovable lady who is negative we talk a lot about my illness she would like to have kids should i go ahead and ask her hand in marriage i love her and I know she loves me yet i am so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Prevention Forum archives. Hopefully you'll find the information and testimonials there encouraging and reassuring. As for having kids as a magnetic couple, this too is now possible. See below. You state, "I love her and know she loves me." That... Read more »

Long term effects on meds for children

My girlfriend is in Africa taking care of HIV children and babies and ask me to obtain articles pertaining to long term complications with HIV meds. The Children have been on AVM's for over 2 years. Is there anything updated since the last 2004...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...We have experience with treating HIV infected children for more than 10 years with three drug combinations of antiretroviral therapy that were initiated within the first three months Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/pdf/parentFS.pdf . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hiv_eng.pdf Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...that would interfere with essential job functions. Family Members It can be difficult to decide whether to tell your parents, children, or other relatives that you are HIV-positive. Many people fear that their relatives will be hurt or angry.... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...you are most in danger of being hurt or killed as you are leaving or immediately afterward. Make your safety (and that of your children) your top priority. Be prepared. If you leave, don't forget your HIV drugs and any other medications you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Relationship Between TV Reporter, Child AIDS Advocate Described in New Book

...and his foster mother Gail Johnson established Nkosi's Haven, a center where low-income women with AIDS can live with their children at no cost ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 11/29). The complete article is available online . ABCNews' "... Read more »
Connect With Others

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? Read more »

Future Relationships

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
As a hetero man I always dreamed of getting married and having a family. Is it now best to ignore that dream and spend my time and focus in other areas? Who in the world would marry or even date somebody like me? I realize somebody will point me... Read more »

HIV and dating!!

Posted by positivelatino, 2 Replies
...very difficult that people see beyond my HIV status or that it is very difficult to disclose that to every potential date or relationship. I am very well educated. Attractive, intelligent, healthy, and overall a very sweet and interesting person.... Read more »

Woman HIV+ and dating...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I was dating a guy for 2 years. He knew about my HIV statis and seemed ok with it. He was very loving and understanding. We practiced safe Read more »