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Gay And Lesbian Infection Rates

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Partner Concurrency and Sexual Risk Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender American Indian/Alaska Natives

Disproportionately high rates of HIV infection are among the "pervasive health disparities" found among American Indian and Alaska Natives, wrote the authors, who noted, "Sexual network dynamics, including concurrency and sexual mixing patterns, are... Read more »
Body Positive

Gay & Lesbian Doctors Warn Against Mandatory Reporting

Aggressive management of HIV disease with the use of protease inhibitors has dramatically expanded the period of time that many people are living with HIV prior to receivng an AIDS diagnosis. This significant development has led the Centers for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gay, Lesbian Advocacy Groups Focus on National HIV/AIDS Strategy at Denver Conference

Gay and lesbian advocates last week at the annual Creating Change conference in Denver called on the Obama administration to create a domestic HIV/AIDS strategy, the Denver Post reports. Conference Director Sue Hyde said, "People will have a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Gay/Lesbian Friendly Dr's

Where can I get a list of gay/lesbian friendly doctors in my area. I dont want to go to my regular primary dr since we are friends. I feel that a more open minded DR will help me more with my worries/symptoms. I read n this forum to try and find...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are some different resources you can try. One is through the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association; their web address is also provides a list of gay friendly providers. You can also try contacting a local... Read more »

Gay and Lesbian Ostomates

At last years United Ostomy Conferene It was noted that there has been a slight increase in HIV+ individuals having to have colostomies and ileostmiews from severe diahrea. If those people are gay there are many more issues to discuss with their...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for bringing that resource to our attention. kH... Read more »

lesbians and aids

What is the documented transmission rate of HIV/AIDS in the lesbian community of only those lesbians who have never had sexual relations with a man?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The HIV seroprevalence rate (which is different than the HIV transmission rate)among lesbians is very low, but it is not zero, even among lesbians who have never had sexual relations with a man because there are lesbians who are IV drug users who... Read more »

lesbians sex

HiI am a male and recently i started a relationship with a female. She told me she had sex with three women.excuse me for my ignorance, but do have the same hiv risk as gay sex?I'll appreciate if you educate me on this subject.Thanks :)...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Women can transmit HIV to other women during sex but the risk is generally lower than sex between men and between an infected man and a woman. However, risks vary with a number of factors including the infectiousness of the infected partner and the... Read more »
Connect With Others

being gay or lesbian is a sin?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Being gay or Lezbian is SIN ?

Pleas give me information about it, If it is natural thing I
don't think it is Sin Do you?

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Lesbian with HIV/AIDS for Over 20 years

Posted by Smiley
Smiley Rodriguez Fighting a War to Save Lives
August 8, 2003
By Raymond R. Beltran

Smiley Rodriguez was only five years old, living in Puerto Rico, when a man
snuck into her mothers bar while they were asleep. She vaguely remembers any
specific... Read more »

CDC infection rates estimate.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The CDC estimates that half the gay population is infected with hiv. The question is how do they know they are if they have not tested?

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Preventing the increasing rate of HIV infections

Posted by PeaceandLove, 3 Replies
So Ive been thinking about this for awhile and wanted to post this but wasnt sure if I should, but after reading an article today that I noticed on CNN, I thought it was a sign that I should post it. The article was basically about how HIV... Read more »