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Can Lesbians Contract The Aids Virus

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted through the air? How is HIV passed from one person to another? HIV can be detected in several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit...
Ask the Experts

Another lesbian (Part II)

Hi Dr. Bob!I hope you are enjoying your vacation!Some help is needed here. Heres what happened. I fingered a woman of unknown HIV status. After that I felt that my finger is a big sore. Thats when I noticed a small cut obviously fresh, not healing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerned, you could get a single HIV test at the three-month mark. Statistically the odds are beyond astronomical that you did not contract HIV from this ladies night out!Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

marry me dr bob! (I'm a lesbian so that proposal is a big deal!:)

Hi Dr. Bob! First I wanted to say I am a 24 year old lesbian who just came out last year, and am happily involved with a female partner. I was raised in a very strict, strange little cult that equated homosexuality with eternal damnation, so as you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...work in a knife sharpening factory with lots of clumsy coworkers, is not a risk for HIV transmission. First, most blood is not HIV infected. Second, HIV doesn't survive very long outside the body. And third, even if you got fresh HIV blood on... Read more »

lesbian lover returns-last time!!

Hi Dr. Bob!! I promise this is my last time asking questions..I just wanted to ask a personal question about my history this time. So, remember I told you I was with my first official girlfriend? We were together for a few months and broke up for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in Sept. (six months after those boring horizontal mattress mambo episodes with the two dudes) are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. OK? Now when are we hooking up with Mariah and Carmen?Be well. Stay well.Dr.... Read more »

Condom broke

Hi Dr. Frascino. Thanks for taking your time to read the question. I will be donating either way. So, i am a 24 year old lesbian. I think i have a slight ocd about hiv which I am in the process of finding a good therapist for. That being said,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark is all that's recommended. The odds are astronomically on your side that you did not contract the virus from this "drunken mistake."Thank you for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Lesbians at Risk for HIV, GMHC Report Shows

...Crisis (GMHC) released a report on the vulnerability of lesbians, bisexuals and other women who have sex with women (WSW) to HIV infection, a complicated public health issue that is perplexing to some and ignored by many. The review of research... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...about their HIV status. Several studies have shown that women with a history of physical and/or sexual abuse are more likely to contract HIV. Some women become infected with HIV as a direct result of rape or sexual abuse. If a woman uses... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Lesbians and HIV

...contracting HIV from one another? The Centers for Disease Control have documented a handful of cases of woman-to-woman transmission. HIV is in vaginal juices and menstrual blood, so yes, the risk is real. Unfortunately, after two decades into... Read more »
People for the American Way

The Truth About Gay and Lesbian Issues in the Public Schools

...includes guidelines for assessing for health risks including suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, sexually transmitted disease, and HIV infection. The program is based on providing support and information to students who seek it out, not on promotion... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 is HIV of course). My name on The Body is "PozLez". My email is... Read more »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 is HIV). My name on The Body is "PozLez" and my email is... Read more »

HIV Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous
...I read in a gay & Lesbian Newspaper yesterday about the possobility that combination therapy is making people contract HIV & AiDS and that not all HIV tests that say you are positive are correct. If anyone has any information on complementary... Read more »

lesbian

Posted by Anonymous
...know if i am positive, and i can't seem to find the courage to be tested or even to mend by careless ways... how many women contract hiv from other women? how do i protect myself in an efficient manner? i read some of your poems and... Read more »