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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Youve Got Male: Gay Cyber Site Promotes Health, STD Protection

Cambridge, Mass.-based Manhunt.net is one of many Web sites catering to gay men looking to connect with other men. Unlike most such sites, however, it provides AIDS counseling and recruits participants for surveys and HIV drug studies. It also gives... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Promotes HIV/STD Testing Among Gay Men

San Francisco health officials and city agencies are asking gay and bisexual men to get tested for STDs as part of a new program called Castroguys' Spring Cleaning. The program consists of an outreach campaign to promote the availability of STD and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: STD Testing Campaign for Gay Men Under Way

Following last year's successful campaign to promote STD testing among gay men, a team of San Francisco health advocates is once again calling for a "spring cleaning" during the month of April. The drive is the brainchild of Castroguys, a group of... Read more »
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Self Funded Health Benefits Law Firm - STD and HIV Testing/Status

My question involves the following fact pattern:An extraordinarily conservative law firm self funds its employee welfare benefit program. Employee need to be tested for STDs and HIV. As a self funded entity, an "officer" of the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
And all the partners at the firm are completely monogamous, right? Good grief. You are a great candidate for the mail-in HIV test, obtainable at a pharmacy (ideally one where they don't know you). Or you could call the AIDS Service Organization... Read more »

Can std's be passed from shared make-up compact placed on open acne (pimples that have blood/tiny bit of impetigo)

I'm a female practicing only safe sex, only when in a committed relationship. Recently I traveled on vacation w/ a gay guy friend. Never having spent time w/ him on a daily basis, I was shocked to observe how many sexual partners he engages...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is <b>absolutely no risk</b> from the situation that you're talking about. None.We literally need a HIV positive body fluid come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly into someone... Read more »

How common is this STD?

Hello, I read on here about lymphogranuloma venereum desease. I am curious how easy this is to get in America? I read you can catch it from oral, "I assume in giving oral or receiving". Not saying I got this, but in May or June I got a BJ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms are not consistent with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). I'll reprint some information from the archives that addresses your concerns about LGV. I should also point out your symptoms are very consistent with stress!Dr. BobLGV... Read more »

nonoxynol-9 increased the chance of getting STD ?

Hello Dr. Bob !I have a question : Does nonoxynol-9 condoms allow transmission of viruses ??? How can i know if a sexworker use a condom witout N-9 or with it ?Sexworker could also use lambskin condoms... How can i protect myself, cause i can not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nonoxynol-9 can cause inflammation of mucous membranes, which can in turn facilitate HIV infection. (See below.)You can protect yourself by supplying your own latex or polyurethane condom. If your sex worker supplies the condom, it's... Read more »
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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 »

hiv and other std stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all. Im a 37 yr old gay male from Argentina. I was diagnosed as hiv+ almost a year ago. Fortunately my clinical status is fine and I dont need treatment yet. As soon as I was diagnosed, my doctor indicated a series of lab routines, and VDRL... Read more »

How to evaluate the gay health summits

Posted by donsaklad
How to evaluate the gay health summits

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are there web, email, blog type forums for deliberating concerns?
are the web, email, blog type forums truly open for deliberations?
are contributors with contrarian points of view... Read more »

Sexual Health Sem 4 Gay/Bi men, pays $$$, LA area

Posted by PositiveConxs
The Positive Connections Study invites you to participate in a Sexual Health Educational Seminar for men who have sex with men (including Gay or Bi men, or those who choose not to identify, but have sex with men) taking place in LOS ANGELES in... Read more »