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Stories Of Couples Where One Person Is Hiv Positive

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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
Ask the Experts

"Dealing with HIV+ Fiance' when I have OCD (HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR MAGNETIC COUPLES, 2009)

Dear Dr. Fascino: I've never seen this ? before but is there any advice on the day-to-day dealing w/magnetic couple issues? (i.e. my fiance' is 15 yrs w/HIV. Still undetectable viral load). Each and every day I don't know if I can deal with this....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...both you and your positively charged fianc read through the archives of this forum. We have entire chapters devoted to magnetic couples, safer sexual techniques, HIV sexual prevention, HIV non-sexual prevention and related topics. I'll repost... Read more »

CHILD SARING IN DISCORDANT COUPLES (PREGNANCYAND SPERM WASHING, POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE, 2009)

I AM HIV POSITIVE, MY WIFE NEGATIVE; CAN WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH THE RISK OF INFECTING HER?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I could find an alternative solution to this. The only thing that keeps playing at the back of my mind is the study I saw of couples that used the Prep and did not convert over. I have contacted local labs to see whether they could help with... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...both people must use latex condoms for prevention. I heard that if one HIV positive person could have one strain of the HIV/AIDS virus and the other HIV positive person could have a completely different strain of the HIV/AIDS virus. You could be... Read more »

Condom use by HIV Positive Couple (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO-INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rapid disease progression? Will re-infection with HIV result in transmission/acquisition of drug-resistant HIV that will limit a persons' anti-HIV treatment options? Both of these concerns are theoretically possible, and both have now been... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mobility and HIV in Tanzanian Couples: Both Mobile Persons and Their Partners Show Increased Risk

... The researchers conducted a longitudinal study of 2,800 couples in Kisesa, rural Tanzania, to examine how mobility is related to sexual risk behavior and HIV infection, with special reference Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Couples in Which Only One Person Is HIV-Positive Increases in Uganda, Survey Finds

... The number of couples in which only one person is HIV-positive -- a situation known as serodiscordance -- is increasing in Uganda, according to a survey Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...providers, and their families need to understand how the viruscan and does impact this senior age group. About 10 percent of AIDS cases in the US female population are in womenolder than 50, with women of color representing the largest... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...squares of latex), and even latex gloves. Barriers help reduce risk substantially. Even though it is the safest thing to do, some couples do not always use barriers. If this is the case, you can still practice some kind of harm reduction. ... Read more »
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find the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy, 2 Replies
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take meds... Read more »

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...please take no offense to my post. I have been reading on thebody and other websites posts, forums, etc to better understand HIV/AIDS. I am doing so because I dearly love and care for my HIV+ boyfriend. He was diagnosed about three years, is... Read more »

HIV and International travel

Posted by aliveinla, 6 Replies
...Only 3 times unprotected sex with one guy who swore to be neg last March got me HIV poz diagnose 1/22/08. To make things worse, I am a Chinese citizen and I have to travel often across borders. Thank god I've Read more »

Living well with HIV

Posted by LondonLad, 5 Replies
...of stories here that are unfortunately depressing and negative and I know that this is not a true reflection of living with HIV for some people. Okay I am not saying it always easy but I am confident that there are people out there who live with... Read more »