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Gay Men And Hiv Virus

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests exit. Health care professionals, too, remain divided on how and whether to screen for it. In fact, a...
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KS

I have a female friend who was recently diagnosed with KS. Everything that I have found refers to AIDS/HIV. Is it possible to have KS and be HIV negative? She has never been tested for HIV or AIDS as far as I know. Her doctor has advised cancer...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...possible. It is possible to get KS without having HIV, but this occurs primarily in older men with Mediterranean area ancestry and gay men who are HIV-, since the virus that causes KS (called HHV8 for human herpes virus type 8) can be acquired... Read more »

Homosexuality: Is this true?

In a question from 2002, Dr. Ryan wrote this: "Plenty of heterosexual people in the U.S. have anal sex with each other, and are at much less risk for HIV infection than gay men having anal sex. If that same heterosexual person had anal sex in, say,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive woman, the risk of acquiring the virus is exactly the same as if an HIV-negative gay man has unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive male partner. The point Ryan was making is that proportionally... Read more »

Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2 years ago. My friend told me this person has hiv. We were dancing and he was sweating. Is the french kiss/and sweaty dancing a risk? I worry if the kiss had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Aug 13, 2007 while dancing at a local club here in south beach i was walking the dancefloor and was hit in the eye by another gay mans sweat as he danced and shaked.if he is poz what is the odd? Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, The information you... Read more »

Blood supply and donation question (gay vs straight)

Is the Window Period the same for a gay man as opposed to a straight man? (6 months). Then why does it matter for the blood supply, (men sex with men). If a gay man passes the 6 month window period is it the same as a straight man? I am a little...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...possible. This is in everyone's interest. In order to do this, "high risk" donors are deferred. Such deferrals apply not only to gay men, but also to people who have been in the United Kingdom (UK) for a period of 6 months or more, and to many... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC: One in Five Gay Men HIV-Positive

... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report Thursday that found one in five gay men is HIV-positive. The Associated Press : "One in five sexually active gay and bisexual men has the [HIV] virus, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

...examined the risk factors for prevalent and incident HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections in a community-based cohort of 1,427 HIV-negative gay men in Australia. At baseline, HSV-1 and -2 prevalences were, respectively, 75 percent and 23 percent. However,... Read more »
The Body

Gay Men and HIV/AIDS: Where to Turn for Information and Advice

...for gay men within the HIV/AIDS community . Browse our articles on sex and dating for gay men . Read our articles on gay men and HIV prevention . If you have a specific HIV prevention question, ask our online expert Robert Frascino, M.D. ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, September 27, 2009

... On Sept. 27, the second annual National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we pause to mourn the hundreds of thousands of gay and bisexual men who have died with AIDS, and Read more »
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KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS? wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO? QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...should also now be upgraded and reclassified as a Class A drug because the illegal drugs long-term effects can be lethal to gay mens health. In the early 1980s poppers were documented to cause the development of KS (Kaposi's sarcoma) which was... Read more »

gay men to hang out with

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...whats up men. My name is Lee and I'm from a city just 5 min. from chicago. I'm looking for other gay men that i can talk to. I've notice that it's easier to date men with hiv, than men w/out it. It makes life alittle easier. Read more »

Tattoo

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...All gay diseased men should have a HIV tattoo this will help stop spread HIV. Read more »