At UNM Truman Health Services, we provide comprehensive medical care and support to anyone living with HIV in New Mexico. This includes couples! Our new support group provides emotional and spiritual support for discordant couples.
What is a Discordant Couple?
When one person in a relationship is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative, this is known as a discordant coupling. Depending on the health of the HIV-negative individual and the medication adherence of the HIV-positive individual, there may be a significant risk of HIV transmission.
How Can I Prevent Transmission?
UNM Truman Health Services can help discordant couples reduce the risk of HIV transmission in a number of ways, including:
- Condoms (free at the front desk!)
- Free rapid HIV testing
UNM Truman Health Services also provides antiretroviral medical treatment with an onsite pharmacy so you can lower your viral load. The lower your viral load is, the less likely you will infect a partner.
Why Should I Go to Group?
At Positive Partners, you will be part of a community of couples who are successfully living with HIV together. We share insight into the challenges of our partners and help each other maintain the best health possible. Plus, we’re a lot of fun!
If you’d like to join us, we meet on the 4th Thursday of every month at UNM Truman from 5PM – 7PM. We hope to see you there!