Sex and relationships

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Having HIV can create challenges when negotiating sex or forming a relationship. However, everybody has the right to form intimate relationships and to enjoy a satisfying sex life; and people living with HIV are no exception.

Also see Sexual health.

A heterosexual's guide to serodiscordant relationships

Having a baby

Sexual dilemmas

Whenever you talk sex with other positive people there always seems to be an elephant in the room. And I’m not talking about jumbo appendages or huge sexual appetites, either. That elephant, of...

Sero-disco conception

For many heterosexual couples, where one is infected with HIV (serodiscordant or ‘sero-disco’), having children has been full of challenges. However, results from recent major trials in sero-disco...

Sex isn't working for me

Robert from Sydney writes: I’ve always had a really healthy sex drive. I enjoy sex . . . a lot. While this isn’t really a problem as such, lately it all seems to be getting much harder. I’ve always...

Lack of libido

Wei from Canberra, ACT writes: I am a 50-year-old man who has been living with HIV for about 20 years and I find these days that I have no desire for sex at all. Sometimes this doesn’t worry me but...

Five years of chastity

While it can be tough for anyone to form a lasting connection, having HIV can make it even tougher. HIV can undermine your self esteem and your sexuality. And while things may be looking up these...