FAQs About HIV Superinfection
Jan. 2, 2012
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- Can an HIV-positive person be reinfected?
- Could an HIV nonprogressor be reinfected with a virus that progresses?
- Reinfection or transmitted drug resistance: Which is our bigger concern?
- I've heard that HIV superinfection is an urban legend. Is there any serious research on the topic?
- Is it true that people can only be superinfected within two years of their original infection?
- What are the dangers of HIV superinfection?
- Is it safe to bareback if the other guy is also HIV positive?
- If I had sex with another HIVer, could he give me a "worse infection"?
- Unprotected sex between two positive partners: How likely is superinfection if I am on meds and my viral load is undetectable?
- How can pos-pos couples decide what's safe in the bedroom?
- My boyfriend infected me with HIV. Can we continue to have sex without condoms?
- The condom slipped while my boyfriend and I, both HIV positive and taking HAART, were having sex. What's the risk of superinfection?
- I noticed blood while I was having protected sex with my partner, who is, like me, HIV positive. What are the chances that one of us was infected with the other's strain of HIV?
- My partner and I, both HIV positive, would like to have a child together. How can we avoid HIV superinfection while she tries to conceive?
- Does taking HIV meds reduce the risk of superinfection?
- What is the risk of superinfection if my boyfriend and I are taking the same HIV meds?
- Could my viral load blip be due to superinfection?
- I'm HIV positive and I've been feeling sick lately. Could those symptoms be a sign I was superinfected by my boyfriend?
- Is a drop in my CD4 a sign that I was infected with a second strain of HIV?
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