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Gay Monogamous Get Hiv

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

... In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made 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
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Exclusive Barebacking

How dangerous is it to bareback, when both partners are in an exclusive relationship? Both are negative and plan on getting tested before barebacking. If no one is cheating, is it safe then, or are there still side effects or concerns for either...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it front-door or backdoor, hetero or gay, would be considered safe if both partners were monogamous and if both partners were HIV negative and if neither partner had any other sexually transmitted diseases. Please note the multiple and extremely... Read more »

unsafe sex on a poz couple

We are a Portuguese 30 y/Dutch 40y gay HIV positive monogamous couple. We never had unprotected sex between us since we've met each other and stayed together. Or any kind of sex out of our relationship. So my question is how much risky would be for...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...All things considered, the risk is probably quite low, with respect to HIV. I would also make sure that you know your status for syphilis and herpes as these can also be transmitted. There is a theoretical Read more »

HIV / CVID (COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY) (HYPOGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA 2008)

Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually, HIV often sends serum antibody levels up, not down. HIV causes hypergammaglobulinemia, not hypogammaglobulinemia. This is a consequence Read more »

Blood donation discrimination question

Hi. I am a medical student, and I wanted to have your input about the whole blood donation issue. I am a completely pro-equality straight married woman, and the idea that gay men can't donate blood has always disturbed me. Recently a university...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...donors who have had potentially risky exposures within the past three months. Personally I'd rather get a transfusion from a gay monogamously coupled male than a 20-year-old heterosexual horndog college kid who knows nothing about STD protection,... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...relationship, Mr. McMoore answered yes. As a result, he was denied permission to donate blood. Since Mr. McMoore is not infected with HIV, and had no other reason for being denied permission to donate, he filed a sexual orientation discrimination... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gay Couples Need HIV Prevention, Says Study

...allowed sex with outside partners and the kinds of sexual behaviors they engaged in together. Roughly equal proportions were in monogamous (45 percent) or open (47 percent) relationships. However, 8 percent had "discrepant agreements," in which... Read more »
The Couples Study

Beyond Monogamy: Lessons From Long-Term, Non-Monogamous Male Couples

...other couples approached things -- what had they discovered that we and others might learn from. We interviewed 86 couples -- HIV-positive and HIV-negative men, as well as mixed-status couples. We interviewed each partner separately, using a... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

No Turning Back: HIV and Gay Male Sexuality

...couples must decide for themselves if the risk of superinfection outweighs their desire for condomless sex. Unfortunately, even monogamous couples can expose each other HIV. In one study, a third of couples interviewed had engaged in unprotected... Read more »
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4th Year Medical Student Seeking Advice

Posted by k84, 5 Replies
...Hi everyone, I am a senior medical student hoping to go into infectious disease/HIV treatment. I am working on a small project for a class on cultural awareness in medicine and would love to hear any opinions Read more »

On the Down Low...Myth or Reality?

Posted by faithandlove, 1 Reply
...by giving a brief summary of my, "Down Low" story. I have been married for 12+ years. Recently, my husband told me about his HIV+ status. I have as of date tested negative, but am still in a "window" period, and will need to be tested again... Read more »

No need to Wave the Gay Flag Here

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...As a father of a gay HIV son its totally irrelevant to me when I hear such crap as HIV isnt a "gay disease" worldwide. In DeMoines with your ass up in Read more »

Dating in Los Angeles w/HIV.....

Posted by ilovetab, 1 Reply
...surroundings. Apparently, so did a lot of men. I was the "new kid on the block". I always wanted and strived for having a monogamous, truthful, fulfilling relationship with a man. I went from one so called bf to another. All much older than... Read more »