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Why Partners Should Be Informed Of Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Individuals in N.Y., Va. Receive Hoax Letters Claiming to Inform Them of Partners' Positive HIV Test Results

Since early February, at least 10 people in New York have received letters printed on counterfeit Mount Sinai Hospital letterhead claiming to inform them that one of their sexual partners has tested positive for HIV and that they also may be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northwest China Province Requires HIV Carriers to Inform Partners

A regulation recently adopted by the health department in Gansu province requires people with HIV/AIDS to inform their sexual partners within one month of their diagnosis. It also states that HIV/AIDS patients have a responsibility to persuade their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Informs Spouses of HIV-Positive Individuals of Partners' Status

Singapore's Ministry of Health has begun informing the spouses of HIV-positive people about their partners' HIV status in an effort to fight the spread of the virus, Reuters reports. According to the text of a speech made on Monday by Senior... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV (-) partner won't use condoms with HIV (+) partner

If you are HIV+ and your partner is not and he ejaculates inside you will he automatically get HIV. I really don't want to expose him to HIV, but he will not wear a condom. what should I tell him?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. There is a common myth that only the receiving (bottom) partner can get infected during intercourse, and that it is safe to have unprotected intercourse as the inserting (top) partner. Unfortunately this is not true. In... Read more »

Can HIV be passed along from a "bottom" sexual partner to a "top" partner?

Hi,I am finding The Body website to be very informative and helpful. What I need clarafied is if it is possible to transmit HIV through anal sex with my partner, him being the "top" and me the "bottom". If so...how easy is it to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Top-bottom, pitcher-catcher, drive or ride, Batman-Robin, whatever. I understand your question and the answer is yes, it is indeed possible. The estimated per-act risk for HIV transmission as a consequence of insertive anal intercourse (topping,... Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Even between two HIV positives, unprotected sex remains risky business. Yes, it is possible to acquire a second more virulent or resistant strain of HIV by having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have... Read more »

Insertive neg partner just found out receptive partner is positive

So I have been seeing this guy and we believed we were both HIV negative and decided to engage in unprotected sex. We have recently discovered he is positive. We are still awaiting information on his viral load. His last HIV test was a year ago so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Believing you are both HIV negative and actually both being HIV negative can be two very different things, as you so dramatically found out! We must assume all our sexual partners could be HIV infected and take all the necessary precautions to... Read more »
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HIV- partner insensitive to my HIV+ status

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. My partner is HIV- and we have been together over 15 years. We have struggled through many issues over the years but he is starting to go to the club frequently. I can't physically keep up with his activities and... Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

Posted by Anonymous
Manager, Center for HIV Information

Position Description
The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »

How to protect your partner when you are dating someone who is not HIV Positive?

Posted by pozlady, 3 Replies
Are there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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Had sex with HIV+ partner - Freaking out

Posted by bushyman, 3 Replies
I am terrified. Almost a month ago I had unprotected sex with a woman I had good reasons to suspect after the act. It was insertive vaginal intercourse without a condom (how stupid of me), I am circumsized (heard there are studies that indicate it... Read more »