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HIV Risk Young Men Having Sex With Older Men

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...transmission rates among women older than 50 mayhave doubled. Despite the myth that older people don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other changes in their bodies. The number of 55-to-64-year-old single people in the US increased about...
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Why a rise in AIDS?

I am researching the rise in AIDS cases over the past ten years. If I haveheard correctly, it is not due to rise in homosexuality. Can you please giveme some insight on this topic? Thank You.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...less educated about AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD's) as compared to the late 1980's, and are participating in high risksexual activities more often. Also, Gay men now perceive AIDS the same waycigarette smokers perceive lung cancer,... Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...injecting drug users4% were men having sex with men who were also injecting drug users18% were heterosexual28% unreported risk or other risk14% were in the age group 13-2418% were in the age group 25-2923% were in the age group 30-3419% were in... Read more »

Interesting Question.

Is the Window Period the same for a gay man as opposed to a straight man? (6 months). Then why does it matter for the blood supply, (men sex with men). If a gay man passes the 6 month window period is it the same as a straight man? I am a little...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...blood after the window period has elapsed since their last exposure? Others are allowed to donate blood a year after a high risk heterosexual exposure. Is the word of a heterosexual man better than the word of a gay man? This is where the Red... Read more »

Confused Married Man

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I am a married man who at times crosses the gender barrier. Obviously, I have much guilt about it but sometimes I cant help my urges. I have been dealing with this issue since being a teenage and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I can assure you they are not. There is probably an excellent chance all four were gay, but three were also married.Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Mutual masturbation is not considered a significant HIV risk. Insertive oral sex carries only a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychosocial Problems Linked to Higher HIV Risk in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...and bisexual men with HIV are unaware they are infected; and that psychosocial problems and age of partners are tied to HIV risk. In a household-based CDC study of 2,881 MSM in four US cities, the rate of HIV infection and high-risk sex were much... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...issue, including perhaps how widespread the practice is; what motivates men to engage in unprotected anal sex despite knowing the risk of HIV transmission; and in addition, finally, are there possible interventions or strategies that can help men... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

...another STD, the top partner is at high risk, and the bottom partner is at even higher risk. Note that neither partner is at low risk of infection. In young gay men specifically, they have not experienced the loss, devastation, and death of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Jackson, Mississippi, 2006-2008

...interview for 11 (38%) of those surveyed, who received their HIV diagnoses in 2006. These persons might have had poorer recall of risk behavior than those who received HIV diagnoses more recently. Second, the findings might not be representative... Read more »
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Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...total, according to national and county health statistics, but their number has been increasing. At particular risk are women and men in immigrant and minority communities, where many men who have had sex with other men do not consider... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...total, according to national and county health statistics, but their number has been increasing. At particular risk are women and men in immigrant and minority communities, where many men who have had sex with other men do not consider... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

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...arrange a convenient time with staff for a telephone interview. 3) Online Survey: We are also conducting surveys to identify the risk determinants, risk behaviors, social norms and factors influencing these behaviors, describe chat room use and... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...arrange a convenient time with staff for a telephone interview. 3) Online Survey: We are also conducting surveys to identify the risk determinants, risk behaviors, social norms and factors influencing these behaviors, describe chat room use and... Read more »