serodiscordant love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being a couple in which one partner has tested positive for HIV and the other has not.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a couple with one partner HIV positive and the other HIV negative.


From sero- +‎ discordant (Wiktionary)


  • Between 55.1 percent and 92.7 percent of new infections occurred among "serodiscordant" marital or cohabiting couples, it found.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In medical lingo, these two are "serodiscordant," but as far as it is possible to see, there is nothing much else discordant about them.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • "Essentially there were people enrolled in two different groups -- a randomized control trial -- with heterosexual serodiscordant couples, for the most part," Perez explained.

    Karen Ocamb: Mario Perez, L.A. County AIDS Czar, on the 'Game-Changing' Year in HIV/AIDS

  • They mention William Mann's novella, which makes perfect sense since it is about a serodiscordant couple and ACT-UP and etc.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • But there are many studies that shown if used consistently and correctly the transmission of HIV with serodiscordant partners is close to zero.

    What's the Connection?: World AIDS Day 2006, Part One

  • A number of non-African conferences of bishops and individual prelates, citing the well-established principles of Catholic moral theology of double effect, lesser evil and the right to self-defense, have urged serodiscordant couples to use condoms if they cannot refrain from sexual relations. Stories

  • The rate of conversion to HIV was substantially larger than the overall incidence estimate for African Americans, 83.8 per 100,000, suggesting that HIV-negative African Americans in serodiscordant relationships are at high risk for acquiring HIV even if their relationships are stable.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • A total of 535 serodiscordant (differing in HIV status) couples enrolled at four sites.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Amsterdam offers intrauterine insemination (IUI) of HIV-1 - serodiscordant couples with a HIV-1 positive man and proven HIV-1 negative woman, and patients are informed that there is no 100% guarantee that infection with HIV-1 will not take place during treatment.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • HIV-positive sexually active persons, especially those in known serodiscordant partnerships.

    Social Security Reports, News and Informaion

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  • Most of the evidence comes from studies of monogamous hetersexual couples who are "serodiscordant" – in other words one person is HIV positive and the other is not.
    New Scientist, 21 Feb. 2009

    March 22, 2009