Being diagnosed with HIV today is very different than it was a decade ago. Thanks to new advances in medical care and HIV treatment, people living with HIV can lead long lives without advancing to the state we know as AIDS … Read Full Answer
Let me provide some useful links you can pass along to your friend as she decides whether to disclose her HIV status to her new employer. In most cases, people living with HIV do not have to disclose their diagnosis to their employer or their co-workers. … Read Full Answer
I’m sorry to hear that chlamydia is putting a strain on your relationship right now, but you’ve done the right thing in getting tested and letting your partner know the … Read Full Answer
There are a few things to consider in this situation: STI prevention, testing and communication.
In terms of prevention, there are effective options for you no matter who you are sexually active with … Read Full Answer
Talking with sex partners about sex can sometimes feel awkward. But the payoff is big when it includes avoiding sexually transmitted infections, gaining consent or having great sex! Here are some tips that might make asking easier … Read Full Answer
In Manitoba most sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are reportable infections. This means … Read Full Answer
The great news is that no, you don’t necessarily have to stop having sex if you find out you have an STI. Medication is available to cure most STIs, and even the one’s without a cure have medications or management strategies so that sex is still an option. … Read Full Answer
You’re asking about something we call contact tracing. That’s the process of identifying sexual contacts of a person with a sexually transmitted infection and ensuring that they are aware of their exposure, so that they can take steps to get tested. If a past sexual partner … Read Full Answer
In most cases, there is no obligation to disclose (tell someone your HIV status) at universities or colleges. The only time when you are required to disclose is when there is a possibility of transmission. This largely applies to disclosure before sexual activity … Read Full Answer
You’ve come to the right place for information after an HIV positive diagnosis.
The few next steps can include finding a local doctor who is experienced in treating HIV, learning about how to avoid transmitting HIV, discussing treatment, and taking care of yourself. … Read Full Answer
It sounds like this diagnosis is causing some fear about your relationship and your sex life, but I hope to share some information that can relieve some of that fear. Getting tested was your first step, now as you start the conversation with your girlfriend … Read Full Answer