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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-" refers to blood serum....
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Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »

Undetectable viral load in blood = undetectable viral load in semen?

My viral load has been undetectable for 6 months. I don't have the desire to play russian roulette with HIV- guys, but am wondering if my serum undetectable status also results in less virus in my semen. I use condoms, but it would be nice to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It probably does, but it's better to play safe.... Read more »

disclosing as hiv undetectable

I want to be involved in a relationship with a guy who is not positive. When we first met, he asked me quickly my status. I told him there is no hiv detectable in my system and I test regularly. I skirted his question. I have been undetectable for...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
It is understandable that you do not want to be seen as "different or needy." However, you are really answering your own question when you say you are "skirting the truth." And the outcome you had with "the last guy"... Read more »

My goal to reach undetectable status

Hello Dr. I just got my very first counts results (VL:2500, Tcells:440, CD4%:30%).Am still waiting for the genotype analysis, Once I get it my Dr and I will decide when I going to start on meds.1) Would you recomend me to wait for a re-test in...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes, I would favor option #1, to wait for a few months and repeat the tests.The most recent HHS Guidelines advise that you and your doctor start medications when the CD4 cell count is below 350 cells/ml. They also advise that when the CD4 cell... Read more »
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Lying about HIV status consequences?

Posted by John_Ortiz, 1 Reply
11 months ago I was cruising online and found this semi-attractive guy who claimed he was a bottom. I ended up meeting with this guy and asked him if he had any condoms with him, but he said no and I asked him if he was DDF and HIV- and he said yes... Read more »

Pride 2014: Bradford McIntyre proudly declares his HIV status to encourage others to get tested

Posted by bradford
by Charlie Smith on Aug 4, 2014

AT THIS YEAR'S Vancouver Pride celebrations, Bradford McIntyre marked another milestone in his remarkable life.

A decade ago, the sign said "20 years".

"I'm in shock that I'm still alive and still here and still doing... Read more »

HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are described as "undetectable" who is to say that the first person who tests... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »