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Gay Men Living With Hiv Infection

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...both the consumer and provider communities need to be educated. It is critical that MSM talk to their medical providers about their sexual orientation, HIV status and sexual practices. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that nearly 40% of MSM do not come out to their provider. 8 Those who are open about their sexual orientation often do not know enough about anal cancer to request a screening. The gay...
Ask the Experts

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

My husband got HIV from an infected Man or Woman?

I am starting to wonder whether or not my husband is telling me the truth about his activity with prostitutes call girls or would it be more possible that he contracted HIV from receiving anal sex from another man or possible oral sex with either...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...slept with men, women or both. Does it really matter now?As for trying to determine if your hubby is straight as a lawn dart or gay as the Christmas windows at Macy's, try this:Say "Judy, Liza, Joan, Mary and Barbara," and if he immediately... Read more »

scared of hiv infection

in early 97, i've contact with SW with condom twice with the different girls. i'm married in 2001, and have three children, here every time my wife pregnant they do the blood screening using ELISA and the result is non reactive for HIV1 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...potential exposure is to get an HIV-specific test. That said, your symptoms, two years out, are not consistent with or suggestive of HIV infection.I agree you "have a phobia about HIV . . . ."I suggest you man-up and do what needs to be done: get... Read more »

HIV and Bipolar-Mental Health

I am dual diagnosed, living with dual new term compound stigma, I have met to date 4 other HIV and BP men, are we the only ones. I live in NYC and can't find any Support Groups for Gay Men, why is that? Why is the LGBT Community so reluctant to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I am sure that there are support groups in NYC for gay men with HIV infection. I don't think you need to have the group be exactly the same in dual diagnosis in order to benefit from the help and support Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In New York City, Unsafe Sex More Likely Among HIV-Infected Women Than HIV-Infected Gay or Heterosexual Men

...Opportunistic Infections in Boston reports that HIV-positive women in the city are more likely to have unprotected sex than infected gay or heterosexual men. The anonymous computer-assisted study surveyed 1,106 HIV patients in 2004, of whom more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Baltimore Leads in HIV Infection in Gay Men

...point to the importance of ensuring access to HIV testing, said Jennifer Horvath, a CDC spokesperson. The stigma against being gay remains strong, especially in black communities, said Richard Matens, Baltimore's assistant commissioner for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utahns Don't Expect Swift Widespread Use of AIDS Pill That Helps Gay Men Avoid HIV Infection

...HIV/AIDS physicians and advocates are reacting cautiously to news that an already approved HIV treatment can help prevent healthy gay men from becoming infected. The study involved men who have sex with men, and transgender persons who have sex... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Rates of New HIV Infection Surging in Young Gay Men

...7.0% Cities surveyed: Baltimore, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle. *Annual percentage of new HIV infections. ** Overall percentage infected with HIV regardless of when they became infected. Source: Centers... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...that past estimates that more than 1 million Americans were living with HIV overstated the actual total number of people with HIV infections at the time. The agency used different methods than it has in the past to calculate the number. Its most... Read more »

straight men

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...do straight men get hiv from women because they should have a site for hiv straight men they have women and gay but no straight guys forum Read more »

gay men

Posted by Anonymous, 13 Replies
...I asked the forum to take off the gay men and just put men so people will stop thinking about people being gay. we need to stop this when people use gay some people Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »