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Will My Doctor Tell My Partners If I Test Positive

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What to Do If the Test Is Positive

Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Emotional Support Medical Care Healthy Habits The results of the HIV test are back -- and you're HIV-positive. What should you do? There are many things that you can do to stay healthy. Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Below are some ideas to help keep you healthy. However, it is also important to consider the health of others when you know you are HIV-positive. To do that, it is important...
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My partner & his partners are HIV positive. I'm negative, how come?

Dear Doctor,I'm a ugandan I live in Uganda. In August 2001 I started a relationship with a man who's wife had just died. He said she got malaria and when she went to hospital she was put on a glucose drip only to discover that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not every exposure to HIV leads to HIV infection. In fact, most do not! It is indeed possible that despite having had unprotected sex for two years with an HIV-positive partner, that you are indeed still HIV negative! In fact, considering... Read more »

tested positive, my partner did not

Dr.Bob,Last Friday, I tested positive for HIV, the test that was used was the ora quick. I guess, I find it very encouraging that my results could be a false positive, I pray to GOD! That very same day I dragged my partner down to the doctors office...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The most common reason you would test positive and your partner, non-reactive, is indeed the possibility that you are HIV infected and he is not. Another reason to consider would be a false-positive test result. As I hope you have been... 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 »

ELISA TEST NEGATIVE AND CD4 353 MY PARTNER IS POSITIVE AND WE'VE HAD UNPROTECTED SEX FOR 4YRS

Please Dr. Bob answer my question this time? I have a baby with my partner and the baby is 3yr now and my partner was diagnose with HIV+ at the time of birth. We've had unprotected sex during her pregnancy. I found out last year that she HIV+....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.I can't follow your story. You report you have a three-year-old child with your partner and that your partner was diagnosed HIV positive at the time of your child's birth (three years ago). However, you also state you found out last... Read more »
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Advice Please - partner just diagnosed positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey guys

Hoping someone out there will be able to give me some ideas on how to handle the situation in which I'm now finding myself.

I've been with my fella for about 3mths but it has been a serious relationship with a hell of a lot of forward... Read more »

I just tested positive and My partner tested neg

Posted by Leonardo, 3 Replies
I just tested positive on Friday. I told my partner and took him for testing. He tested negative. We've been together 11 years and have always had unprotected sex. I feel so alone now. I want to die. I can't bear to think of my life with him... Read more »

partner positive - now im preg - am i too?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i have a question, i suppose i have spent days sifting thru info on the net and its all alot to take in - maybe people with personal experience are better suited 2 help me.....here goes:
my partner was hiv pos but unaware of his status, i finally... Read more »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
hello everyone

My partner is positive and has been struggling for some time with depression and stress. He learned he was positive early in our relationship, and although it has been challenging at times, we love each other very much. I am not... Read more »