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Can Two Gay Healthy Men Contract Hiv With Each Other

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer...
Ask the Experts

My husband got HIV from an infected Man or Woman?

I am starting to wonder whether or not my husband is telling me the truth about his activity with prostitutes call girls or would it be more possible that he contracted HIV from receiving anal sex from another man or possible oral sex with either...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry to hear about your husband's recent infection. I have no way to determine over the Internet if he slept with men, women or both. Does it really matter now?As for trying to determine if your hubby is straight as a lawn dart or gay as the... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood can not create a retrovirus!Once again the need for science-based, age-appropriate sex education is... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sequential infections were possible. Some people believed it was only a matter of time before something similar would be seen in humans. Compelling evidence of dual HIV infection in humans appeared in 2002. A report in the Journal of Virology in... Read more »

Arguments in favor of abstinence (from a gay man)

Hello Dr. Frascino. I am a gay man who is very concern about STDs specially AIDS. I always try to practice safer sex, but things not always happens as I planned. For instance, I have had annal intercourse (I am passive) with condoms, but my partner...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...title for his amazingly consistent "reign of error"!You are correct: If you only "burp the nephew," you will have "zero risk" of contracting HIV. I also agree this is not a "normal life"!!! Your fears of contracting HIV are blown way out of... Read more »
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The Body

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

...Conclusions Introduction Why are some gay men still having unprotected anal sex in the age of HIV/AIDS? Whether you're a man who rejects the term "barebacking" as stigmatizing, dismisses the act and any conversation about it as... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV and Gay Men: A Global Concern

...U.S. The analysis of a number of national data sets on sexual behavior, which defined MSM as men who have had sex with another man within the last five years, revealed that MSM are at least 44 times more likely than other men to contract HIV,... Read more »
The Body

AIDS 2010 Roundup: Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

...stories related to MSM did come out of this conference, including: Be Heard, Speak Up: The Global Forum on MSM and HIV Human Rights, Homophobia and the African Diaspora Transmission, Testing and STIs In 2012, the XIX International... Read more »
Routledge

Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

...intrapsychic need into the interpersonal sphere. Numerous researchers have studied the connection between sensation-seeking and men who bareback. Pinkerton and Abramson (1995) and Bancroft et al. (2003) provide evidence suggesting that... Read more »
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Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...I'm gay also. In a world where I whole heartedly understand that each demographic society has to fight to be recognized as human beings, regardless of their sexual preferences... I find that in a world living in ignorance, to the cause and... Read more »

HIV a dating NIGHTMARE

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...Can anyone else share my agony? I am 24 years old and positive. I am an attractive woman but I am having extreme difficulty meeting other positive men to date. I have been through all of the online matchmakers and Read more »

scared to date + men, scared to date - too

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...that the statistics are much lower than they are for men contracting from other men or drug use. I am afraid to date a HIV+ man because I do not want to be with a man who enjoys other men or illicit drugs. On the other hand disclosure terrifies... 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 »