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Gay Vasectomy And Hiv Transmission

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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 screening tests...
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Vasectomy and HIV/STD's

Can a male who is HIV Positive, who has a had a vasectomy, transmit HIV and other STD's during unprotected sex?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. A vasectomy (a form of male sterilization to prevent pregnancy) will not prevent the transmission of HIV, nor other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). So even if you had a vasectomy, you are still capable of... Read more »

Studies re: HIV transmission in Gay men

Having been a volunteer in the late 1980s for the N.Y. Blood Center study on sex-practices and HIV transmission amongst Gay men, I am wondering how many other similiar studies have been done since the emergence of AIDs and to what degree they...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There are many myths regardingtransmission of the HIV virus. For example, it is a common myth that givingoral sex to a man is low risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD's). WRONG! There... Read more »

Hep C & Gay Sexual Transmission

As I read the prior answers on file, I see that Hep.C is a blood-to-blood vector & non sexual in transmission.Yet there is a rise in infection rates amongst gay men who have "unsafe sex".Does this mean that Hep.C resides in semen of...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Hepatitis C is a blood borne disease and is present in all body fluids in different concentrations.There is sexual trasmission of the virus, but is low.If you see the CDC data, they report up to 15%.In HIV positive patients the sexual trasmission is... Read more »

it takes only one time (HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION) (HIV TRANSMISSION AFTER ONE EXPOSURE)

This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration were woefully... Read more »
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vasectomies and safe Sex

Posted by wazsa, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me if having unprotected sex with a guy that has had a vasectomy is classes as safe or unsafe.

The guy has been tested and is negative.


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Poz Gay, Hiv Positive Gay Men Find gay with hiv at PozGays.com

Posted by Chloe1023
Over 20% gay and bisexual men are living with hiv positive in the U.S. alone. Are you one of them? If you are HIV Gay or Gay men with herpes it can make you feel like you are all alone in the world. Do you wish there was a place where you didn't... 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 Bernstein,... 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 Bernstein,... Read more »