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Oral Unprotected Sex Risk

Just how risky is my performing oral sex on my lover if I am HIV+ and he is HIV-? I know there may be some risk, but isn't it much lower than if he were performing oral sex on me? The problem is, neither of us enjoy oral sex with condoms. I can live ...

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First time relationship with HIV + man

I have recently met a special guy whom I find intelligent, attractive, warm and sensitive. As we have been getting to know one another, he disclosed his HIV status (+). Like other writers, I want the relationship to grow and I have strong feelings fo...

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Indirect Transfer of Body Fluid.. How Much at Risk?

Dear Dr. Remien: Thank you so much for this forum. Here's my question.... recently I shared a brief encounter with a stripper while inside a club. I touched her vaginal area with one finger... no penetration ... but there was contact with fluid. I ha...

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Semen as Lubricant?

I have been HIV positive since 1995, I have tried to keep myself well informed and up to date with treatments. However, recently I met this guy, and we have been seeing each other for about a month. He "seems" to be HIV-, this is based on the kind of...

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Just found out

Dear Dr Remien, I found out a few days ago that my partner and the loved one has an HIV+ status even though we are thousands of miles apart. The situation is being complicated as I am Russian and my partner is French, we met in London last year and f...

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Single Forever? A little Melodrama

Dr. Remien, I am a 23 year old man who found out about 5 months ago that I am HIV positive. Aside from that, I am in pretty good shape. My problem is that I'm so afraid of getting into a relationship with anybody. I feel like I don't have the right t...

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dos and don'ts for a +/ - married couple

can you give me a guide or direct me to where I can get a one on how to safely live with an HIV+ partner. I am negative and we just found out he is positive. i need to know how we can leave together without my making him feel like an outcast but at t...

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hiv destroyed my marriage

i have been married for 13 years and my husband found out he is hiv in 1997 well with all the stress and everything that goes with hiv my marriage is ending i dont have sex with him anymore i am scared we dont talk to one another and i find myself go...

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my partner is positive and i am not.

hi, i am a 34 y o negative gay man involved with a 35 y o positive gay man. he has been + for close to 9 years. he didnt tell me about it until i had known him for a while, but we did practice safe sex and i always have in the past. we had a few prob...