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Gay Culture And Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Police Shut Down Event for Gays, Lesbians Aimed at Discussing Cultural Issues, Including HIV/AIDS

Police last week in Beijing shut down a three-day cultural event aimed at discussing cultural issues and HIV/AIDS among gays and lesbians in China, Japan's Kyodo News reports. The Gay and Lesbian Cultural Festival, which was to be held Dec. 16-18... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cultural Challenge: Conference Addresses Meth, HIV Among Gay Latinos

At the recent National Conference on Latinos and AIDS in Chicago, New York-based Latino Commission on AIDS (LCA) President Dennis deLeon discussed the threat of crystal methamphetamine use by gay Latinos and barriers to HIV prevention and treatment.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Debate Over MSM Sexual Behavior, HIV Exposes "Cultural Divide" Among Seattle-Area Gay Men

Debate over the expectations that men who have sex with men have about sexual behavior and the spread of HIV in King County, Wash., has "expos[ed] a cultural divide" among MSM in the area, the Seattle Times reports. The number of newly... Read more »
Ask the Experts

gay anal sex with two hiv negatives

dr bob,i am really worried because my gay friend and i had gay sex and anal! is there any way we can get HIV or any other form of STI if neither of us have them to begin with?please help im stressing!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! Your stressing would have been short-lived if you checked the archives! See below.Dr. BobHow can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)May 13, 2008 How can... Read more »

HIV/throat culture

Can a throat culture accurately detect HIV infection?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, it cannot. Throat cultures are used to diagnose conditions such as strep throat, not HIV. The only way to diagnose HIV is with an HIV-specific test. There are HIV-diagnostic tests that use oral fluids and are obtained by swabbing the gums... Read more »

CMV culture/DNA reliability and HIV infection

Are there difficulties with accurate diagnosis of CMV through culture and PCR in people infected with HIV? Would cultures show false negative in early stages of infection? Thank you for your help....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
CMV laboratory tests are reliable in HIV+s.... Read more »

Can a blood culture identify hiv?

I recently had to undergo an hiv test in a foreign country. The test result revealed that I was positive.The hospital asked me for a second blood sample saying they wished to culture it. However they did not tell me the result of the culture even...
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
Antibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... Read more »
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Is gay culture toxic?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Everywhere you turn you see images of young, clean shaven, hairless, "buffed" boys gracing the gay mags and movies. Who actually looks like most of these people? All we are given to watch on tv is Will and Grace. They represent like 5% of the entire... Read more »

Poz Gay, Hiv Positive Gay Men Find gay with hiv at PozGays.com

Posted by Chloe1023
Over 20% gay and bisexual men are living with hiv positive in the U.S. alone. Are you one of them? If you are HIV Gay or Gay men with herpes it can make you feel like you are all alone in the world. Do you wish there was a place where you didn't... Read more »

HIV Positive Gay Dating for HIV Gay Men and Bisexual Men

Posted by Hneedlove
http://www.PozGays.com is The first, completely anonymous and most trusted online network dedicated to gay men and bisexual men with HIV positive meeting new friends, partners or potential spouses in the world.

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

Viral culture test for hiv. gmanbill?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me if having a viral culture is a good idea,
for finding hiv.ive already had dna,bdna,pcr,antibodys,antigen.

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