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Talking To My Partner About Giving Them Herpes

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i am infected? if how do talk to my partner

Posted by hm35depressed, 2 Replies
have all the symptoms of ars. will be tested but how do i talk to the girl i was sleeping with regularly? I believe that i was infected by an older woman weeks earlier. what are the odds of girlfreind getting infected if i slept with her a week... Read more »

Your partner has HIV+ & you don't? Talk to me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My husband and I have been married for 8 years, we have a 7 year old daughter. My husband was diagnosed in July with HIV and PCP. He has since been diagnosed with AIDS. I've tested negative twice since. We're working through it but it's hard. I'm... Read more »

let's talk about herpes!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i never experienced herpes before all this, and i am still not sure this is what it is. painful cracks at the corners of my mouth from time to time, weird little scabby things inside my nose, now whitish looking scabby things at inner labia area and... Read more »

What are you talking about?!

Posted by bfr, 3 Replies
Who are the people who think aids/hiv don't exist? I agree the drug companies are here for the money and I don't approve of what their doing. But please explain to me what you mean? I have had two partners with aids and they were and are going... Read more »

Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
My boyfriend and I have been talking about having a baby, but I have some concerns. He is positive and I am negative. He was recently diagnosed and his numbers are "undetectable", so he says that though we can't get me pregnant naturally, invetro is... Read more »
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Whats the risk if me an HIV+ woman giving the virus to my partner after a total hysterectomy, having unprotected sex?

Ive had sex 2 times wth my new partner unprotected. I am a HIV+ woman with an undetectable viral load and over 800 t-cell count.I had a complete hysterectomy in June this year.Does the chance of tranmission go down after a hysterectmy?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHaving a hysterectomy doesn't affect HIV transmission at all.Having an undetectable viral load does affect HIV transmission and dramatically decreases the risk of HIV transmission. There is a study that found that someone with an undetectable... Read more »

Giving oral sex with a condom on

I just asked you a question about fingering; however, I recently started dating this guy and he wants me to give him a blow job. I am female. He seems to be at higher risk, as he has been with a lot of partners and I don't know his HIV...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It'll help before having sex to have a conversation with your partner about getting tested for HIV/STDs (waiting 3 months from both your last sexual contacts). Since that takes some time, you're right. Using... Read more »

fatigue,headache,sick&giving up

My partner was diagnosed HIV+ a year ago. Since then he was put on combivir and viread because of declining T-cells and undetectable viral load. He has been taking the meds for two months and has never felt sicker. He is stong into no drugs and has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,Is your partner seeing an HIV specialist? If not, he should be. If he is, he needs to talk to him about his symptoms fatigue, headaches, feeling ill, etc. There are many potential causes. Could the meds be contributing? Sure, that might be... Read more »

Big Worry + How to deal with a Partner reluctant to talk about HIV

Dearest Dr Bob,In December I wrote just to compliment you on your work - little did I know that I would need your advice shortly after...!I (female) have since madly fallen in love with a man and unfortunately I tend to lose my brain when I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're not alone in losing self control when cupid's arrow strikes, or when one's had too may cosmopolitans, or when someone is just damn horny. We are all human. That means we all make mistakes, even yours truly! The important... Read more »
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PositiveWords

Condoms, Confidence and Keepin' It Real: Talking About the Tough Stuff

"Condoms are uncomfortable." "Sex is better without a condom." "I don't like condoms." "Using a condom means that we don't trust each other." Have you heard any of these lines before? Have you said any of them? Which ones ring true for you? Which... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The... Read more »
TheBody.com

Rae Lewis-Thornton: A Diva Talks About Sex, Dating and HIV/AIDS (Video)

In the years before she was well known as a woman living with AIDS, Rae Lewis-Thornton struggled with disclosing to partners just like most others. "Just like you have the right to not date somebody who's unemployed, you have the right to not date... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

New York City -- The Health Department reported today that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes. HSV-2 is a lifelong sexually-transmitted infection that can cause... Read more »