If you currently have a primary partner who has a different HIV status from you, we will ask you to invite them to separately complete the survey, after you have finished yours. By primary partner, we mean you consider yourselves to be “a couple,” “together” or “dating.” If your partner is not interested, you can still participate in the study.
If you and your partner are both interested in taking part, we ask that one partner takes the survey first. Then at the end, you will be asked to create a unique code that you will pass to your partner and invite them to take part. You don't need to decide right away, but we do ask that you to create the unique code at that time. Then, if your partner takes the survey later by phone, or on-line, they will begin their survey by entering this code in response to the first question of the survey. That way we can link your answers to theirs. The decision to recruit your partner is up to you.
Neither of you will be able to see the other person’s survey answers. However, by linking your surveys we will be able to understand how HIV affects both partners (HIV-negative and HIV-positive) in the relationship.