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My finacee is HIV+ & I am -

Hello doc, I am from India, fiancee is HIV + & iam -. I have decided to marry him, my parent is not aware about HIV dises & his parents knows everything & not allowing us to get marry without informaing my parents, but after going through this site I...

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I don't beieve it's possible to be safe in a relationship

I love your column, you've taught me alot, and I'm a new gay man, so thanks. I realized I was gay four years ago as a forty year old "straight" man with older teen kids. I immeadiatly told my wife (we later divorced) and kids and slowly settled the f...

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Do we really know?

I am dating an HIV positive woman and both her and her doctor have told me that people on meds don't die from this anymore. Is that really true or do we simply not know. He also told me that HIV transmision between hetrosexuals is only high due to pe...

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serodiscordant couples

I am an internist and frequently confronted witha situation where one spouse is HIV infected.They need advice on how safe it is to have sex if they follow advice on condomes etc.In some situations the non-infected partner insists on abstinence and se...

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my partner cheated and got infected with syphillis/hiv

I think that he got infected about eight weeks before we had anal/oral sex the last time. The problem is that he had developed chancore sores in his mouth and around his penis. Now being 3 months later he has tested positive for syphllis and HIV. Is ...

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HIV and Meds + person dating - person

Dear Dr. Remien, I am currently in a relationship with an HIV- man. My viroload is low and I am not on any meds. My partner would like to further our sexual relationship and include anal sex. I realize that a condom should always be used and it is. B...

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Oral Sex on a HIV+ partner

My partner and I were together for about one year and them broke things off. During the time after the breakup, he apparently found that we was HIV+. I was tested about 3-4 months after our last sexual encounter and was HIV negative. Recently, we I p...

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How big is the risk?

Hi, Excuse me that I ask you there in the U.S.A. But here in Germany is no answer to get for what I want to know. Im a German married with a lady from Uganda. Short before our wedding one year ago we came to know that shes HIV +. Not only this - she ...

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love my pos. husband very much-not attracted sexually

My husband is in the latter stages of AIDS, but recently doing a lot better! Thank God. He is now asking for sex all of the time, and I don't have the urge at all (I am neg). I feel terrible about it, because I want to make him happy, but I have no l...

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going crazy

Your help would be greatly appreciated. I have been tested for HIV numerous times. I had an unsafe encounter 11 weeks ago. On the 7th week I had soarness under my left arm. I went and seen my Dr. who is a Infectious Disease Speacilist. She could not ...