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Can Straight People Get AIDS

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monogamy on the Rise for Straight, Gay Couples: Is HIV/AIDS a Reason?

In a new study of more than 6,800 people in heterosexual and same-sex relationships, "all couple types reported substantially greater rates of monogamy in the year 2000 than in 1975," the authors wrote. "Our findings reveal a marked movement toward... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gadhafi Tells African Leaders: "Straights" Don't Get AIDS

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi told a conference of African leaders Saturday that "straight" Africans have no need to fear AIDS. Spoken through a translator, Gadhafi's reference to AIDS only affecting homosexuals drew some laughter. "All you have to... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

How To Connect With Straight Positives on the Internet

Straight people with HIV don't have the same social benefits that many urban areas provide to gay men with HIV. For many heterosexuals who want the same levels of social acceptance and support that we have achieved in homosexual communities, nothing... Read more »
Ask the Experts


I have been looking for the answers to these questions everywhere, but no one will give me a straight answer. Can you help me?1.How does HIV/AIDS affect the body? 2.Where would I be able to find statistics on how many people in Australia and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I suggest you look at the CDC, WHO, websites.... Read more »

A straight arrow

If a person has put themselves at risk for hiv and an ID doctor orders an HIV PCR RNA test, how long must be waited after the exposure to consider the test result definitive?Thanks!...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The PCR test can detect HIV after several days following infection. Certainly by 2 weeks the PCR (viral load) would detect the presence of HIV had there been transmission. DW... Read more »

Need a straight answer!

The guys at the 'starting treatment' forum think that with treatment newly HIV infected people will live their natural life span. Are you as optimistic as they are? And most important for me is true for infected babies as well?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Better understanding of HIV infection and the availability of antiretrovirals has markedly improved the outlook for individuals with HIV infection. With appropriate care and adherence to medications, HIV-infected adults can now live for many years... Read more »

Time to set safe sex straight! (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2011)

Dear Dr Bob, I am so thankful you are here but its time to set people like me straight! I have just had oral sex with an unknown individual at a bathhouse.I have had similar scares before but very lucky! Why I keep putting myself through this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Why don't we just say oral sex is not safe??? Good question. Actually, that is what I have been saying for years but with appropriate qualifying statements regarding the degree of risk involved. See the chapter devoted to oral sex in the... Read more »
Connect With Others

straight men

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
do straight men get hiv from women because they should have a site for hiv straight men they have women and gay but no straight guys forum Read more »

no forum for straight poz men?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
there is no forum for hetero poz men at thebody? why is this?? are the numbers for hetero poz men so low??


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Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
This is my first post in here. I live my life as if I'm not infected, and try to be just like everybody else that I see walking down the street, having fun, and enjoying life. I'm fairly accomplished, and have made some of my greatest... Read more »


Posted by Scottishchris, 4 Replies
Hi, my name is Chris, i'm 28yrs old, i live in Scotland. Not much support up here, seeking friends, females more than welcome.
Hope to hear from you soon,
bye Read more »