partnerships either begin as discordant, or become so after the initiation of the relationship--most often through unfaithfulness by one of the partners who returns to the relationship with the virus contracted from a different partner concurrency (9).
Sero-negative partners in sero-discordant
relationships are at especially high risk to HIV infection
We would like to have more information on healthy lifestyles, nutrition, better ser life, and how to deal with emotions that come with being a sero-discordant
Some research issues include making available user-friendly saliva and urine tests, detection of sero-discordant
couples with HIV-specific IgA kits and development of indigenous kits for monitoring ART even in small centres.
1) For example, use of sildenafil (Viagra) was positively associated with HIV-infected men's likelihood of reporting unprotected insertive anal intercourse with a partner who was not infected or whose HIV status was unknown, and optimism about the efficacy of HIV treatments was positively associated with uninfected men's saying that they had had unprotected receptive anal sex with a sero-discordant
Of these, nine percent said that it was with sero-discordant
or sero-unknown partners.
Over the years my husband and I have struggled through the challenges of being a sero-discordant
couple (one positive, one negative partner)--safer sex, emotional responsibility, shame, fear and sadness.
As Francios Delor's recent work on sero-discordant
couples in France shows, love legitimizes a range of sexual practices where the likelihood of HIV transmission is very Real-unsafe sex between long-established sero-discordant
partners, for example, who believe that the passions of first encounters will last.
couples in five African countries: Implications for prevention strategies.
Also in HPTN-052 study, HIV sero-discordant
stable couples (one partner was infected with HIV, and the other wasn't) who had the motivation to take the medication, were enrolled.
One study found that in sero-discordant
couples the risk of transmission depends on the viral load of the HIV-positive partner, and a prospective study of 393 heterosexual sero-discordant
couples found that there were no infections among partners of people on ART, compared to an 8.
couples are educated on the woman's fertile period and are encouraged to limit unprotected sexual intercourse to the fertile period.