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Black Women With Hiv From Down Low Men

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Black AIDS Institute

HIV in Black Women: It's Not About Men on the Down Low

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, media hype about men on the so-called down low prompted considerable finger-pointing in the Black community. A series of high-profile newspaper and magazine articles were written in response to a widely... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Official Says "Down Low" Men Not Responsible for High HIV Rates Among Black Women

Heterosexual black men with multiple sex partners -- not bisexual men who secretly have sex with men -- are responsible for high rates of HIV among black women, according to a senior CDC official. "We have looked to see what proportion of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR Series Examines Phenomenon of Black Men Who Have Sex With Men "On the Down Low"

NPR's "News & Notes with Ed Gordon " this week aired a series of interviews, a commentary and a roundtable discussion about the "down-low" phenomenon -- men who have sex with both men and women but do not mention their male relationships to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

BLACK WOMEN AIDS AND GAY OR BISEXUAL BLACK MEN?

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN GET INFORMATION ON THE AIDS RISING EPIDEMIC AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, WHY BLACK MEN ARE SLEEPING WITH BOTH WOMEN AND MEN AND INFECTING BLACK WOMEN?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control is a great place to start. Go to http://www.cdc.gov and then click on the sites dealing with HIV/AIDS. Another really good source for information regarding HIV in the African-American community can be found at... Read more »

HIV oral trans. higher for men or women?

Hi, I've asked questions on here before but please excuse my ignorance but when I read the responses of "Oral sex and hiv transmission carries extremely low risk" I wonder if there is a difference from giving a 'blowjob' and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Many factors impact risk of transmission. A major determinant is the amount of virus in a fluid. So more important than whether the fluid came from a man or a woman is the load of virus in it. Other factors include the volume of the fluid involved,... Read more »

Had relations with a guy who likes men and women

My ex has dated both men and women. Even living with an exboyfriend. We has unprotected and he said he's been tested and gets tested every year. I never saw papers that said he did but I never asked him personally only just to explain that I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Your test counselor is correct. HIV does not transmit every time. If he is telling you that he tested negative, it's likely true. However, people can certainly be in the window period and not know it. As for testing, there are other... Read more »

WHY DO YOU ALWAYS ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MEN GETTING BLOWJOBS!!!! HELP OUT US WOMEN TOO!!!!!

had unprotected vaginal sex twice and oral, receptive, yes that would be me. i have had multiple tests done elisa and oraquick all negative done at 2 weeks post exposure 6 weeks, 10 and 14 weeks. all negative.AM I IN A HIGH RISK CATAGORY? i also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Why do I always answer questions from men getting blowjobs???? Come on, Sweetie, be fair. I can only answer questions that get submitted. And, as it turns out, there are loads of dudes who get all weirded out after they get their joy sticks... Read more »
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These Guys On The Down Low

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
They live on the down low says J.L. King, author of the Down Low.

Well in the African American community this lifestyle is completely off the hook.

These are men who have sex with men and women---whether they are married, have a girlfriend or just a... Read more »

On the Down Low...Myth or Reality?

Posted by faithandlove, 1 Reply
Hello Everyone, I don't know, but I hope their might be some other women out there in my situation so that we can talk, share, vent, and even scream if we want to about this subject of the "Down Low" men in the African American community.

First, I... Read more »

May 1 Event for Heterosexual Men & Women with HIV

Posted by keithmk1
Spring Party for Straight Men & Women Living with HIV
Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Vudu Lounge, 1487 1st Ave., Manhattan (77th & 78th Sts.)
Dance floor, DJ, cash bar, light meal
We'll have the place to ourselves. Cost: $10 at door
RSVP: kei... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »