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Gay Men Population And 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...
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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 »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reprint it below for those readers who may have had difficulty downloading the reference. Stay well. Stay informed. Dr. Bob Dual HIV Infection A number of individuals infected with more than one strain of HIV have been identified over the past... Read more »

AIDS biggest killer of men in SF

Hey Dr. Bob, thanks so much for all of your wonderful help and support. I just read over the article that recently went up on the site about AIDS being the biggest killer of men in SF. In addition to your clinic, do you do any work with prevention...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as in the gay population. So why do gay men still account for a disproportionately large percentage of total as well as new HIV infections? Primarily because HIV is more prevalent in the gay community, so someone having unprotected sex is more... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...symptomatic neurosyphilis reported among HIV-infected persons are early forms of neurosyphilis; namely, acute syphilitic meningitis and meningovascular neurosyphilis.(70) A case report of medical medullary syndrome with meningovascular syphilis... Read more »
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Men Are Driving the HIV Epidemic

...is not women; it's young black men who have sex with men (MSM) between the ages of 13 to 29. Overall, there are 30,000 new HIV infections annually among MSM. Now before you go into the "AIDS is a gay disease mode," we must remember that gay... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV and Gay Men: A Global Concern

...prevention targeted at MSM. Internationally, HIV among MSM is also of great concern. UNAIDS reports that 5 to 10% of all HIV infections worldwide occur among MSM. Though heterosexual sex accounts for the majority of HIV infections worldwide,... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

...have endured. Therefore, younger gay men are less scared of HIV/AIDS, and therefore, are less likely to protect themselves from HIV infection. Even among older gay men, safer sex rates are starting to decrease, and barebacking is on the... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Health Concerns for Gay Men

...cases continue to be transmitted sexually between men. In the United States, according to a recent report, most cases of recent HIV infection continue to be among gay men. This information also indicates that the rate of new HIV infections is... 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 »

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 »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...total, according to national and county health statistics, but their number has been increasing. At particular risk are women and men in immigrant and minority communities, where many men who have had sex with other men do not consider... Read more »