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I Am Considered an HIV Criminal: A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img

I Am Considered an HIV Criminal: A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

"Publicly, we create campaigns and memes that tell us that 'HIV is not a death sentence,' yet 34 states have laws that say it is."

Rare HIV Sexual Transmission Between Women Is Documented in Texas Img

Rare HIV Sexual Transmission Between Women Is Documented in Texas

First reported in 2012, a case of lesbian HIV transmission has been confirmed in Houston, Texas. How was it caused and what puts lesbians at risk?

Being HIV+ with an HIV- Partner Comes With Some Challenges: A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight Img

Being HIV+ with an HIV- Partner Comes With Some Challenges: A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight

"I blurted out, 'I'm HIV positive.' He let out a big sigh, as if he was holding his breath, and with a look of relief, said: 'Is that it? I thought you were going to tell me that you didn't like me and you're leaving.'"

Peter and Kathy McLoyd's Serodiscordant Relationship Img

Peter and Kathy McLoyd's Serodiscordant Relationship

While many believe HIV is a challenge too big for a couple to overcome, nothing could be further from the truth for the McLoyds. Their love is a glue stronger than HIV, and it is crystal clear that they are each other's hero. Now, if Kathy could just...

Personal Perspective: A Hope For Our Son Img

Personal Perspective: A Hope For Our Son

"I was diagnosed with HIV when I was 13. When we decided to try and get pregnant, we chose to do it naturally." Rica Rodriguez gives a frank first-person account of her and her partner's journey during her pregnancy.

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Personal Perspective: A Story of Magnetic Love

Shannon:

Since I was diagnosed with HIV 20 years ago, my life has been an incredible journey -- filled with joy, love, anger, and a whole array of emotions. One of the hardest challenges has been disclosing, not only to potential intimate partners, ...

Pregnant While Positive: My Husband, Me and Baby Made Three Img

Pregnant While Positive: My Husband, Me and Baby Made Three

"The hardest part of my pregnancy wasn't carrying my baby or watching my body swell to accommodate this precious life growing inside of me. The hardest part of the pregnancy was the stigma and discrimination we felt."

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Truvada Helps Couple Cope With Reality of Love and HIV

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended last week that the HIV treatment Truvada be approved as an HIV prevention tool. Some doctors already have been prescribing the drug off-label to uninfected partners in couples where only one p...

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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV

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FAQs About Mixed-Status Relationships

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Starting a Mixed-HIV-Status Relationship | HIV Testing for Mixed-HIV-Status Couples | Safer Sex and HIV Prevention | Disclosing HIV-Positive Status | Feelings of Guilt and Fea...