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Correlation Between Hiv And Being Gay

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing, Gay Community Involvement and Internet Use: Social and Behavioral Correlates of HIV Testing Among Australian Men Who Have Sex With Men

Among MSM in Australia, "a significant minority" have never undergone HIV testing, while many others do not test as often as recommended. The researchers used data from 1,770 HIV-negative and untested MSM collected in a national online survey to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patterns and Correlates of Deliberate Abstinence Among Men and Women With HIV/AIDS

The authors analyzed the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study data set to assess patterns and correlates of deliberate sexual abstinence among HIV-positive gay/bisexual men, heterosexual men, and women. HCUS examined a representative sample of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mistaken Assumptions and Missed Opportunities: Correlates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors of the current study sought to identify the correlates of being HIV-positive but unaware among black and Latino men who have sex with men. These men were compared with HIV-negative MSM in bivariate and multivariate analyses. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and Shingles correlation

What exactly is the correlation between HIV and Shingles? A friend of mine who is a 24 year old gay male recently came down with Shingles. Many studies and medical literature I have read, seem to indicate this is a sign of HIV infection and testing...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiSomeone can develop shingles and not have HIV.If you've ever had the chickenpox -- and almost all adults have -- there's a good chance the virus is still at large in your body. The varicella-zoster virus can lie dormant for decades... Read more »

Low Bone Density - New Study shows no correlation to HIV

Based on what I'm reading in this study on no correlation between low bone density and HIV, I am excited. Should I be excited? There's a study for everything these days.http://www.poz.com/articles/Bone_Density_761_23224.shtml...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There is a growing appreciation of how common bone problems are among populations of people living with HIV. I did an <a href="http://www.thebody.com/content/art55091.html" target=_new>interview with the... Read more »

Differing statuses. HIV+ and HIV- gay men

What do you do to protect yourself the best way when having sex with a positive man when you are a negative man?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In order to protect yourself from HIV infection when having sex with another man, you need to know some basic concepts:1) Having mucous membrane (in men, the lining of the rectum, urethra, or mouth) contact with your partner's semen or blood... Read more »

Gay HIV+ partner has bareback sex with other HIV+ people

Hi, I'm in an open gay relationship with my HIV+ partner whereas i am HIV-. We always have protected anal sex (oral unprotected)My partner continues to have unprotected sex with other positive guys even though i have stressed that this is bad....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Regarding the risk of poz-on-poz barebacking, see below.As for a well "recegonised" resource on this topic, HELLO! You're reading it. Check out the archives! Finally, regarding the risk of STDs from oral sex, we have an entire... Read more »
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Posted by Chloe1023
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Is there a correlation between...

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
HIV and Rapid Heart Beat? I've been having a more pronounced and rapid heartbeat since the day of exposure. So for 3 months now, my heart rate has been through the roof. And not only when I'm thinking about HIV, but even when I've just woken up, or... Read more »

HIV Positive Gay Dating for HIV Gay Men and Bisexual Men

Posted by Hneedlove
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Over 20% gay and bisexual men are... Read more »

ARS symptoms and the correlation to seroconversion and window period? more responses please

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
So i had unprotected oral, protected vaginal and 15 seconds of unprotected vaginal sex with a possible sex worker. IDK. Thought i was experiencing ARS symptoms all 4 weeks post exposure. Night sweats on three different occasions, diareaha for a... Read more »