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Health Outcomes And Sexual Risk Behavior

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...10(4):505-25. August 1998. Bowman, C. and J. Goldberg. Care of the patient undergoing sex reassignment surgery. International Journal of Transgenderism 9(3/4):135-165. 2006. Clements-Nolle, K. and others. HIV prevalence, risk behaviors, health care use, and mental health status of transgender persons: Implications for public health intervention. American Journal of Public Health 91(6):915-21. June 2001. De Cuypere, G. and others....
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Intense fear of HIV infection even with very low-risk behavioral patterns.. HELP!!!

Dr. Frascino, first of all, thank you for what you are doing with this site. It is so wonderful to see a site that addresses issues both rational and irrational.. LOL. I am a gay male, 26 years of age. I have had an intense, sometimes irrational...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi David,You correctly identified your problem when you wrote: "I cannot get over my fear of HIV infection." The key word there is "fear" not HIV. Why were you so freaked out about HIV as a nine-year-old? I can only guess because of the whacked-out... Read more »

High risk behavior with a neg. Elisa and indeterminate Western Blot

I did have high rish behavior. I guess you could say "Russian Roulette" for the past 20 years! I am a top so I know my chances are less than a receiver with MSM. I have had a strange rash and no other symptoms except for tingling in my hands and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to folks who are HIV positive, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe... Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...As with oral-penile sex, conducting an epidemiologic study that can examine oral-vaginal sex in the absence of competing HIV risk behaviors is difficult, and no such studies have been reported. However, all studies that have controlled for... Read more »


I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission rates observed among a population of MSM in San Francisco declined with the availability of ART despite increases in risk behavior, associated with an estimated 60% decrease in per-act infectivity [5]. Mathematical modeling studies... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Association Between Self-Reported Lifetime History of Forced Sexual Intercourse and Recent Health-Risk Behaviors: Findings From the 2003 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey

... The researchers studied data from the 2003 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey -- a biennial, nationally representative survey of high school students in the United States -- to "expand the understanding Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Health, Risk Behaviors and Substance Use in Heterosexual-Identified Women With Female Sex Partners: 2002 U.S. National Survey of Family Growth

The phenomenon in which people engage in same-sex sexuality without espousing a sexual minority identity "has rarely been studied in women," the authors wrote. The current study used data from the 2002 US National Survey of Family Growth to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and AIDS Risk Behaviors Among Female Jail Detainees in Chicago: Implications for Public Health Policy

...population among both men and women. In correctional settings, women have even higher infection rates than do men. HIV/AIDS risk behaviors among female jail detainees are important because the number of women jailed is increasing, and most... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Risk Behaviors Among HIV-Infected Youth in Bangkok, Thailand

... The authors of this study sought to describe health risk behaviors, including sexual risk, alcohol/substance use, and medication adherence in HIV-infected youth in Bangkok. HIV-infected Thais Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wearing it. Moreover, avoid sex with strangers, while under the influence of substances (I was drunk during the act), and ask health-related information you care about before you rush into sex. Information will help you decide how far you want... Read more »

Worried about being infected...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and to my knowledge(and his)he is a healthy guy. But I know not to judge a book by the cover. Even though we indulged in low risk behavior it is still a risk and I am scared. Should I go get tested? I am so afraid of the disease. Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...October 2004, GDC and the Georgia Division of Public Health invited CDC to assist with an epidemiologic investigation of HIV risk behaviors and transmission patterns among male inmates within GDC facilities and to make HIV prevention... Read more »

Ex-BF exposed. intentionally

Posted by Anonymous
...friends) exposed himself intentionally to HIV. He is waiting for his test results to come back. He has been engaging in very high risk behavior. I know that this is 'his' problem, but I also want to be there for him as a friend, but sometimes... Read more »