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Both partners need to be honest and open about their feelings and concerns.

Both partners need to be honest and open about their feelings and concerns.

What you need to know:

  • A discordant couple can have a healthy and fulfilling relationship by using safe sex practices, getting tested for STIs regularly, and taking HIV medication as prescribed.
  • If the couple decides to conceive, there are options available that the doctor can guide them through safely.
  • Being a challenging relationship, it is vital to have support groups and adhere to medical care routines for the mental wellness of the couple.

An HIV discordant couple is one where one partner has HIV and the other doesn’t.  The relationship can be challenging, but it is possible to maintain a healthy partnership by paying attention to the needs of those involved.

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