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Do Men Contract Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...HIV epidemic in Hispanic/Latino communities. Behavioral risk factors for HIV infection differ by country of birth. Data suggest that Hispanic/Latino men born in Puerto Rico are more likely than other Hispanic/Latino men to contract HIV as a result of injection drug use. By contrast, sexual contact with other men is the primary cause of HIV infections among Hispanic/Latino men born in Central or South America, Cuba, Mexico, and the US. ...
Ask the Experts

unprotected sex vs oral sex

Dear Dr. Frascino, from reading things online a lot of people say someone can get HIV from oral sex. Would this be the same thing as a female transmitting hiv to a male through unproteced sex of a brief exposure. Also, do you personally believe a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...10-fold greater risk (5.0 per 10,000 exposures) than insertive unprotected oral sex (0.5 per 10,000 exposures). Finally, how many cases have I seen? I have no idea. I lost count long ago.Dr. Bob Read more »

Female to Male transmission

Hi, I have heard that it is very difficult or impossible for a male to be infected by HIV from unprotected sex with a female. What are the risks for purely heterosexual men?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contracted the virus heterosexually. Yes, that means they caught it from unprotected heterosexual sex with an HIV-positive woman! I'm not sure where you heard the myth that it is "very difficult or impossible" for men to contract HIV from... Read more »

Why do Heterosexuals get infected ?

If men are at lower risk of getting HIV than women when a hetero couple have sex why do we so many heterosexual men contract HIV ? I can understand why many women contract HIV but why the men ?
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 suspect that some of it relates to whether these men are truly hetero or bisexual, and whether injection drug use is a risk factor.MH Read more »

Is it possible to make yourself sick?

I was wondering if maybe it is possible to make yourself sick in the ways attributed to acute viral syndrome. I felt ashamed and guilty over putting myself in a risky situation with a guy. I wasn't concerned about what I thought was a cold a few...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Anxiety can create an entire host of physical symptoms. Whether that is the case with you is virtually impossible to ascertain unless you get a complete medical workup.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanic, Black Men More Likely to Contract HIV From Drug Use, Related Risky Behavior, According to Findings Presented at Conference

...Hispanic and black men are nearly three times as likely as white non-Hispanic men and nearly twice as likely as Asian-Americans to contract the virus from sharing needles. Hispanic and black women, on the other hand, are less likely than white... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Rules That Researchers Should Continue Studies in Kenya, Uganda on Effect of Male Circumcision on HIV Transmission

...South Africa study, published in the November 2005 issue of PLoS Medicine , male circumcision might reduce the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women by about 60% ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/25). The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcision Effective HIV Prevention Method Because it Permanently Reduces Transmission Risk, Opinion Piece Says

... Circumcision "of boys may be saving their lives," as research has shown that the practice reduces the risk of contracting HIV, William Saletan, science and technology reporter for Slate online magazine, writes in a Washington Post opinion Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission From Woman to Man by About 70%, Study Says

... Male circumcision can reduce by about 70% the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women, according to a study conducted by French and South African researchers, the Wall Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
...I havent been able to find much information on how easy it is for a woman to infect her male partner. I'm hoping someone has some good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man Read more »

CIRCUMCISION?

Posted by DUDE
...abundance on the inner surface of the foreskin are most likely ``the primary point of viral entry into the penis of an uncircumcised man.'' Dr. Robert Szabo, of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Dr. Roger V. Short, of the University... Read more »

DUDE'S NEWS -CIRCUMCISION DOES MATTER

Posted by DUDE
...abundance on the inner surface of the foreskin are most likely ``the primary point of viral entry into the penis of an uncircumcised man.'' Dr. Robert Szabo, of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Dr. Roger V. Short, of the University... Read more »