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Hiv And Stereotypes

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: The New Face of HIV/AIDS -- Rising Disease Rates Strip Away Our Stereotypes

Linda Williams of the Northeast Florida Women's AIDS Alliance (NFWAA) did not let the lower-than-expected turnout at a recent breakfast on the Southside stop her from getting her point across. HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

mtvU, Kaiser Family Foundation, POZ Magazine Launch Online Game to Confront HIV/AIDS-Related Stereotypes

mtvU , MTV's college network, and the Kaiser Family Foundation , in partnership with POZ Magazine , on Wednesday unveiled "Pos or Not ," an online game that aims to confront HIV/AIDS stereotypes and overcome obstacles that prevent people from... Read more »

Stereotypes: Take off Your Blindfold and Look Through My Eyes

Steven Villa The following thoughts used to go through my mind every day: I'm too scared to be me! How can you love me if you don't even know who I am? I have even contemplated suicide. It's hard to pinpoint what exactly made my life so... Read more »
Ask the Experts

self esteem and cultural stereotypes

Hi,I read once (i think it was the NYtimes) that the increased rates of HIV infection amongst black women (esp. in nyc) was attributable to negative self images and cultural stereotypes, meaning that they had sex to overcome to prove that they were...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know of any "cultural stereotype" that leads people to have "more sex." Sex is a universal activity in every cultural group. The suggestion that black women have more sex than others sounds more like a prejudicial... Read more »

I am not gay but with the cond. i hate the stereotype.

Dr. Dave,People are so ignorant and its so frustrating. Why do they assume that everyone with the condition is gay. Listen i really don't care what one's sexual preference is, it is there business. But I am 110 heterosexual, it's...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In the interest of clarity:Heterosexuals can get HIV (in fact most people on this planet with HIV are indeed hetero).DW... Read more »


Hey Dr. Bob, thanks so much for all you do here. Well, I'm sorry that I have to bring this up, but it's something that's been irking me for a while. Why do you always have to make lude, sexual references? I know that this is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm delighted you have found the love of your life and that sex has now become "special and important" to you. But how did you meet up with your Mr. Right? The Christian Dating Service???You state, "I wish more gay men were... Read more »

paranoid teen, looked for an answer on here but nothing completely similar!

I hate to be paranoid, and I hate to stereotype a stripper, but im nervous and just a yes or no answer would be greatly appreciated! I'm a 19 year old female and I recently went to a girls night out involving seeing travelling male strippers. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,How refreshing it is to have a question about a male stripper for a change! Even though the roles are reversed from the usual Bouncing Betty with the bodacious ta-tas at the Badda Bing, your bump and grind with the Chippendale's throbbing... Read more »
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Discrimination and Stereotypes Presentation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am taking a class on different forms of discrimination and the topic of HIV and discrimination has not yet been addressed and therefore I am developing a presentation on this topic in order to help increase awareness and sensitivity to this type... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

judge needed for guy(hiv pos) who wants to be cop

Posted by alive2, 2 Replies
i was just reading about this case, it clearly is breaking federal law, americans with disabilities act. but i have more of an issue with the peoples comments on yahoo, and how they all sound as if they know what it is they are talking about, when... Read more »

HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

As an individual living with HIV for 20 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination for nearly a decade now. I believe there is a serious problem stemming from the lack of... Read more »