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Can You Get HIVes From Lack Of Sex?

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

Report: Sex Education in Indiana Lacking

A recent online survey by Indiana University found that many sex education teachers addressed HIV/AIDS in class but were not clear on what to teach about abstinence. HIV/AIDS education and abstinence are required topics under state curricula... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Elders Decries Lack of Sex Education

The lack of effective sex education in US schools is facilitating the spread of STDs and sex crimes against children, Dr. Joycelyn Elders warned Wednesday. "The reason we have so much AIDS and STDs in Southern states is because we are less likely to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Injection Drug Use, Lack of Sex Education Contributing to Spread of HIV in Malaysia

Illicit drug use and a lack of sex education in Malaysia are fueling the spread of HIV in the country, Reuters reports. The World Health Organization last year said Malaysia was close to an HIV epidemic. Figures released at the beginning of 2006... Read more »
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Dealing with Sex...I mean lack thereof (DISCLOSURE)

Hi Dr. Bob,I have been dealing with my poz status since December. I could tell you my story but that's not why I am writing.At this point I feel I may be ready (actually, I really need to be ready) to get over someone and many people are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello J,Sorry to hear bout your recent diagnosis. A period of adjustment to your new reality as a "virally enhanced" individual is entirely normal and to be expected.Regarding the disclosure issue, it's one of the more uncomfortable... Read more »

Can i get hive when a girl licked my nipples?

Today i went to a massage parlour. We had protected sex, but the only thing that i worry is she sucked my nipples (im a male). Can the hiv transmit by this? Thank you. Because im so scared right now...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is no risk from this kind of contact. To get HIV, there needs to be HIV+ body fluid coming out of someone's body and going directly/immediately inside your body. Even if she had HIV there would be <b>no... Read more »

lack of male circumcison & hiv

Dear Ryam,I read from a book that, risk factor for heterosexual hiv transmission, including contact with sex workers, multiple sexual partners, and LACK of male circumcison..etc..My question is..masturbation with a sex worker in a man without...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The lack of circumcision in a man is only likely to pose a risk during insertive vaginal or anal sex. The interior lining of the foreskin comprises cells that are susceptible to HIV infection. So, the exposure to HIV infected vaginal fluids or blood... Read more »

HIV Education and the lack thereof

Dear Dr. Bob,Recently I met a young man and we became friends. He is in his mid twenties and I'm somewhat older but we started a nice friendship and during the course of getting to know one another I told him that I was HIV Poz, he freaked out....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rich,The situation you describe is tragically all too common. Is it a result of abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education? (I use the term "sex education" very loosely.) Yes, that certainly contributed. Is it a result of "not... Read more »
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Re: Lack Of Sex Drive

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Are there any woman out there, that can give me helpful information about lack of sex drive and what you can do about supplements..accupuncture???????

Men have Viagra. What do we have? And I already tried Damiana leaves...didn't... Read more »

lack of ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK, hopefully this question doesn't seem too ignorant. I realize that unprotected sex is plain stupid with someone you don't know well and only condoms can protect you against STD's and HIV etc. Here is my question.... When assessing your "risk"... Read more »

Lacking focus and concentration!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am posting here because I am awaiting a response from the good doctor, been waiting for a while, but still waiting with no hard feelings of course.
Anyways, I had unprotected oral sex (receptive..err she sucked me off) and protected vaginal sex... Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

More than 36 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Ninety percent are living in developing countries where the high prices of medications are effectively condemning them to death. Without drastic changes to...
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