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Gay Teenagers And Hiv

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Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in Read more »

could a hiv scare cause PTSD?

My son recently had an HIv scare with a girl he was dating for 3 weeks! She told him she had HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Event Spotlights HIV/AIDS and Black Gay, Bisexual Youth

...sponsored by the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC), showcased the talents of youths from across the city who incorporated HIV/AIDS prevention messages into their art. Conceived to spotlight the spread of the virus among young black men who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

5th Mexican Gay Youth March Aimed to Raise Awareness About HIV/AIDS

... About 200 people on Friday in Mexico City participated in the 5th Mexican Gay Youth March to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the risks associated with unprotected sex, EFE News Service reports. Participants marched through the city's main... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survey Finds Vietnamese Youth Start Having Sex Late, Reject Gays, but Know About AIDS

...survey, the average age of the first sexual encounter is 19.6. Ninety-seven percent of Vietnamese said they had heard of HIV/AIDS, and the same number agreed that if properly used, condoms could prevent HIV. Seventy percent, however, said that... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...different angle than Walt. I think, when you look at the traumas that gay men often experience -- as children, as adolescents, as teenagers, and then as young adults -- oftentimes, it does lead to a yearning for intimacy that takes great... Read more »
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newly gay and now HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 17 Replies
...But has to be him. I have three children who i share custody with, the youngest is 4. My ex and my children dont know i am gay and certainly wont know that i have this virus. I of course will be very careful with them. The guy i was dating... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here is the article that critizes these ads. HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience By Sharon... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here Read more »

What's up with that??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I do not know if this is true but I did see it on a pretty reliable TV show. There was a guy on there that said gays purposely seek infection to "fit in" with the gay community. I am not gay so I would not know. But, is this true in anyway? Read more »