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Coming Out Process For Gays

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HIV+ folks who R gay, bi, or trans and coming out?

Posted by Kriss
Hello, ya'll. What has been the whole 'commming out' process been like as a person living with HIV and who is gay, bi, or transgender? Is it something you still struggle with if so why or why not? I am a young person in their young 20's and was born... Read more »

Gays do not choose to be gay!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Gay people are born gay and that my friends is a fact! If you want to debate this issue then KINDLY email me at padude647@aol.com
Part of the increase in HIV is pure ignorance due to the simple fact that gays are forced into a closet of misery and... Read more »

Unrightfully Banned From REALJOCK Gay Health Site

Posted by Stuart_Lanning, 1 Reply
Recently I registered on REALJOCK's Forum to interact mostly with others that were HIV positive as well as, spread the message about the dangers of HIV. As an activist and songwriter, I was diagnosed positive about eleven years ago. I am familiar... Read more »

newly gay and now HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 17 Replies
I just found out this week i am infected. I am divorced from a woman and have 3 children. Everyone ive been with told me they were negative and no one climaxed in a way that would be dangerous. How did this happen??? I got real sick in Feb with... Read more »

Religion - HIV - GAY

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
Most churches preach thet homosexuality is a sin. To those of you who are church-goers, how do you deal with the negativity of churches - especially when you are both gay and HIV? I am having some trouble with this, so any thoughts would be... Read more »
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No where else to go and feeling like I deserve to be punished and die... please please help me Dr. Robert... my parents said that if I am gay they will disown me... (COMING OUT, 2010)

Dear Dr...I hope you can really help me alleviate my emotional stress. I've been freaking out and could not get any sleep. I don't know where to go because I'm scared that my parents will kick me out of the house an disown me if I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your parents said that if you are gay they would disown you??? And they said homosexuals deserve HIV??? WOWZA!!! Some people should never be allowed to be parents! I'm sure your parents mean well, but their ignorance concerning sexual... Read more »

Just came out of the closet...want to go back in FOLLOWUP (RELIGION, COMING OUT, CHURCH LADY RANTS)

You made me feel so much better! And, Yes my parents voted for Palin ugh!! I DIDN'T! Obama all the way! Just for you, today I'm going to wear my "legalize gay" shirt I bought at American Apparel but hadn't had the nerve to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You look like Clooney??? WOW. Hey, maybe that was me tapping you on the shoulder!Just to show you are not alone, I'll post below a few select questions from the archives that deal with coming out, religious wingnuts and sexual orientation.... Read more »

Need a bit more optimism (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2010)

Dr Robert , Hi ! I first wanna thank you for all the great work you 're doing here . My question is not so much medical as it is mental . Im 28 , rather romantic , in the closet , living in a homophobic small city in the countryside in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You don't really need a shrink, but rather an escape from the "homophobic small city" and living with Mom and Dad! You're 28, frevinsakes! (I was out of the house at 17, when I left for college.)Being romantic is wonderful... Read more »

HIV positive, gay, and feeling trapped in a marriage

Dr. Fawcett,I have read many of your posts and answers to questions concerning mental health and other issues. I hope you can help me. I am 53 years old. In 2003, I came out to my wife and two daughters. In 2010, I was diagnosed HIV+. After I...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I am sorry about the emotional pain you are experiencing in your current situation. It is true that coming out does impact those around us and this is especially painful when, as in the case of your wife, they are having their... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For Young Gays, Meth Use Comes With a High Risk of Contracting HIV

Seattle-area organizations are offering help to gay crystal methamphetamine users, who have a higher risk of HIV infection, according to local studies. In King County, about 10 percent of men who have sex with men have used crystal meth in a given... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gay Men's Health Summit Coming Up

The semiannual Gay Men's Health Summit will be held Oct. 19-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, bringing activists, health care professionals, service providers, researchers, and policymakers together to address health issues of interest to the gay,... Read more »
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Why Does Mainstream Media Continue to Throw Young Black Gay Men Under the Bus?

Mathew Rodriguez This past Wednesday, April 24, the New York Daily News published an article entitled "Young Black Gay Men Who Hide Sexuality May Be Behind Brooklyn's HIV Epidemic, Doctors Say ." The article, from the headline on in, is... Read more »
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Coming Out as HIV Positive: "I Never Wanted to Be a Victim"

Venton Jones was diagnosed with HIV at a very inopportune time: He had only been out as gay to his family for a few months, and after his coming out, "HIV was what they expected." Also, after suffering from a seroconversion flu, but testing... Read more »