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Monogamous couple, both poz, is unprotected sex ok?

Sorry this isn't a mixed-status question, but I can't find another Forum for the question... I was accidentally infected by my partner 9 months ago, now because we're both poz (and monogamous) he wants to continue to have unprotected sex. Is it ok? W...

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I hope you post this - comment on your answer

I wanted to comment on your answer to Am I crazy to continue to be with someone HIV+? Jun 4, 2004 I came to the site with a similar question, being in a similar situation. What your post did not mention, but perhaps should have, is that many women wi...

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I'm not, he is.

I've met a great guy who is HIV +, but I'm not. What I'm reading makes it sound like the only way I can be safe is not to touch him...no kissing, no oral, no anal. Only hugging ain't gona cut it...for either of us. Is all that true? What are my optio...

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HIV+ husband coming back

my husband was closet gay. he left 11months ago wants to come out& live as gay person. during that time he contracted hiv. im neg. i still lov him in spite of all. i learned today about his hiv. i want to be there for him and let him spend more time ...

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Will HIV show up faster in one person vs another?

I found out that I was Positive in October after being seriously ill in Sept. My partner got tested after I told him and tested negative. My only other partner since my last testing is also testing negative. But since I was so sick in Sept I thought ...

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Can I truly be Negative??

Am worried that I might be HIV positive after I found that the woman I had had unprotected sex in 2001 is HIV positive and her baby who is 9 years is also possitive, I have been testing my blood since july 2004 with Negative results, have gone to VCT...

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mixed positive/negative relation

Hi There, Me and my boyfriend just found out i'm seropositive a couple of hours ago: i'm still intellectualising this so as not to have to deal with it emotionally. Assuming he's not (the tests are underway), what do statistics say about the liklyhoo...

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How can i help negative partner's with his excessive fears?

Dear Dr Remien, I'm an HIV+ man, diagnosed 8 years ago, in good heath conditions (thanks to continuous therapy), undetectable VL, CD4 around 600. It's been more than 1 year now that I have a great relation with a wonderful man. We love each other tr...

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Recov AIDS patient life expectancy

I am HIV negative, dating a recoving AIDS patient, whose T-cell count has been about 400 for the last 3 years. I am in love this with this person and want to spend my future with this person, but I'm scared of the unknown and the possibility of him g...

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KISSING -

I have met a lady who is HIV+ and wondered if kissing can be a problem for me?