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A Transgender Therapy Primer

Transgender individuals may use male or female hormones to make them more masculine or more feminine. Therapy is not just for physical changes. It has been found to greatly reduce psychological distress. Transgender hormonal therapy is taken for life. Female-to-male transgender individuals, or FTMs, can take the male hormone testosterone. Male-to-female transgender individuals, or MTFs, can take the female hormones estrogen and progesterone...
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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and... Read more »

Female to male HIV transmission

I'm 18, HIV + since birth. Currently I have been having sex with my boyfriend and we ALWAYS use a condom. However, last night when we were having sex, the condom broke for a brief moment and we didn't notice until he pulled out before he...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of transmission is very small. If you are on treatment we know having an undetectable blood viral load can greatly reduce the risk of HIV transmission, it is unclear exactly what this risk is reduced to, but one study does say up to 96%... Read more »

Male-to-female transmission rates vs. female-to-male

Can you cite some reputable studies about the difference in male-to-female and female-to-male transmission rates? I have heard figures as low as 4:1 (WHO, 2000) and as high as 20:1 (Padian, Shiboski & Jewell, 1991) or higher....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Read through the recent report from the 8th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections entitled "The Probability of HIV-1 Transmission Per Coital Act in Monogamous HIV-Discordant Couples, Rakai, Uganda"... Read more »
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New here - HIV- female with HIV+ male partner

Posted by iSerenity, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm new here myself, glad I found this site. I'm HIV- and involved with a wonderful man that is HIV+. Already have two kids from a previous relationship. We've been together for most part of two years now in a long distance relationship... Read more »

is there any couple (male and female) HIV+

Posted by Unlucky2, 1 Reply
i wouold like to find a couple that is HIV positive and both partners are Positiive i would like to know about your experience cause i need advise... my girlfriend might have HIV cause i a HIV+ and i dont know how to tell her Read more »

Female-to-Male transmission

Posted by lauramanyap, 2 Replies
I was wondering if anyone out there knows any males who has been infected with HIV through sex with a female. Thanks. Read more »

Female To Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the liklyhood for a male to contract HIV from a female from a 1 time exposure. Thanks Read more »