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HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I feel alone. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that....YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER... Read more »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that...YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER WOMAN(if that woman... Read more »

wld like to meet other hiv lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 44 yrs old hispanic hiv lesbian living in NYC would like to meet other hiv+ hispanic and caucasian lesbians.

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Lesbians Living with HIV: sexuality issues

Posted by Anonymous
Are you a lesbian living with HIV/AIDS? I am a writer for HIV Plus Magazine, a community oriented research and treatment magazine for people living with HIV /AIDS. Our Spring Issue will be dedicated completely to HIV positive women. I am writing a... Read more »

Lesbian with HIV/AIDS for Over 20 years

Posted by Smiley
Smiley Rodriguez Fighting a War to Save Lives
August 8, 2003
By Raymond R. Beltran

Smiley Rodriguez was only five years old, living in Puerto Rico, when a man
snuck into her mothers bar while they were asleep. She vaguely remembers any
specific... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Lesbians and most recent stats on HIV risk

I am looking for the most recent information on HIV transmission in the lesbian community. I have heard that there have been only a few confirmed cases....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Many times I've been asked how many HIV positive Lesbians there are. Thetruth is, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) does not keep a statistic asto how many Lesbians and Bisexual women have HIV. The CDC... Read more »

Lesbian x HIV

I'm lesbian and I'd like to know which probabilities to acquire HIV/AIDS, keeping sexual relation with other women?Thanks....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Many women who identify as lesbian are bisexual or have had sex with men, and therefore may have acquired sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, it is important not to share sex toys and to use dental dams or other oral protection during oral... Read more »

Lesbians, Vaginal Secretions and HIV Risk

Greetings Dr. Bob,I have yet to come across a post made by a lesbian to this board, so here's my contribution. On December 27, 2002, I had contact with a woman (ok, a stripper!) of unknown HIV status. While I did use my finger to explore her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lezzie, Yeah, where are all the women? My girlfriends read the site, but I hardly ever get any questions. Maybe your question will spark some interest; although, the answer is really rather straightforward. Your risk of HIV transmission from the... Read more »

Lesbians and HIV

Hi there,My partner is HIV-pos and living with AIDS. She tested positive before we got together and has always been honest with me about it. I am in love and we practice the safest sex we know, but are frustrated about the facts. I went to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Refer the woman at the clinic to a recent article by Kwakwa et al., "Female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus" in Clinical Infectious Diseases, 36, 1 February 2003. It provides evidence of female-to-female... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Lesbians at Risk for HIV, GMHC Report Shows

New York, NY -- On Thursday, June 25, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) released a report on the vulnerability of lesbians, bisexuals and other women who have sex with women (WSW) to HIV infection, a complicated public health issue that is perplexing... Read more »
Women Alive

San Diego Lesbians Dispel Myths About HIV Conference Holds Safer Sex Workshop

The workshop "Safer Sex for Bisexual & Lesbian Women", was creative, fun, and sexy. It is refreshing to see young lesbians coming forth to ensure that such workshops are included in the women's conferences programs. "Kudos!" to Melissa Bernstein... Read more »
Body Positive

Gay & Lesbian Doctors Warn Against Mandatory Reporting

Aggressive management of HIV disease with the use of protease inhibitors has dramatically expanded the period of time that many people are living with HIV prior to receivng an AIDS diagnosis. This significant development has led the Centers for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Partner Concurrency and Sexual Risk Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender American Indian/Alaska Natives

Disproportionately high rates of HIV infection are among the "pervasive health disparities" found among American Indian and Alaska Natives, wrote the authors, who noted, "Sexual network dynamics, including concurrency and sexual mixing patterns, are... Read more »