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December 23, 2010

For More Serodiscordant Couples, Love Conquers Fear

The number of serodiscordant couples, or “magnet couples”—nicknamed because they’re attracted to each other despite one being HIV positive and the other being negative—is on the rise, reports the Detroit Free Press. This is because HIV-positive people live longer, healthier lives and start their own families. They face unique issues such as when to disclose their status, whom to disclose to and how to practice safe sex. But health officials report more and more people are choosing HIV-positive partners. While little research has been done on the topic, a 2001 study found that about half of the HIV-positive men and women surveyed reported that their spouse or partner was HIV negative.

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