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Are Lesbians Less Likely To Have Hiv

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kenyonfarrow.com

New Study Shows Black Gay Men Think Masculine Men Are Less Likely to Have HIV

This article was cross-posted with permission from the blog kenyonfarrow.com . Are we the kind of boys/men we want? According to a new study by Johns Hopkins University , the answer is no. The new study, conducted as a series of interviews... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Data Show MSM Five Times More Likely to Test HIV-Positive if They Used Crystal Meth

Men who have sex with men and used crystal methamphetamine in the last year were five times more likely to test HIV-positive than MSM who did not use the drug, according to preliminary data collected by the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center , the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Latino Adolescents Receiving Culturally Adapted HIV Prevention Course Less Likely to Have Sex, More Likely to Use Condoms, Study Says

Latino adolescents who are given a culturally specific HIV prevention and sex education course are less likely to have intercourse and more likely to use condoms than Latinos who do not receive the course, according to a study published in the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

is it true gay "tops" are less likely

I had unprotected sex while under the influence with someone I did not know was HIV positive. I am going to get tested still, but is there a better chance I did not contract it since I "topped". I fear that the dumb mistake I made while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The "bottom" (receptive) partner is always at greater statistical risk of acquiring HIV than the "top" (insertive) partner. This holds true for all types of penetrative sex -- oral, anal or vaginal; and also for all sexual... Read more »

Mixed-status Lesbians

I'm a lesbian who has been in a 4 year relationship. My partner is HIV+. I tested negative app. a year ago. We had always had unprotected sex. We are no longer together. How long should I test negative before I can consider myself HIV free and...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I don't think recommendations have changed since HIV testing has been in place. Most people who are infected with HIV will test positive on the antibody test within 6 months or less. It is very rare for someone to seroconvert later than that.... Read more »

Lesbian sex

I am a lesbian and I met a woman I like. She is HIV positive and I am not. But I still like her a lot. What are the precautions I should take sexually?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The posts listed below address the issuesof Lesbians with HIV, and safer sex among Lesbians. They should answer yourconcerns, including the concern of a positive person dating a negative person(also known as... Read more »

Please don't neglect us lesbian magnetic couples!

Dear Dr. Bob,I am woman who recently got into a relationship with an HIV+ woman. We began kissing and touching 2 months ago. This is totally new for me and I'm kind of freaked out, although I really love her. I'm not comfortable with oral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I try not to neglect anyone! By the way, magnetic couples are magnetic couples and the risk is the same if the sex is same sex, hetero-sex or even Republican-sex. To specifically address your questions:1.No. If the wound was not open, it was not... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I feel alone. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that....YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER... Read more »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that...YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER WOMAN(if that woman... Read more »

what is hiv related fatigue like?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm trying to figure out if i am experiencing fatigue or not. i used to work out regularly, until about 3 weeks ago i started getting a headache and stomache ache, so i stopped working out for 3 weeks. today i got to the gym for the first time in... Read more »