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Hiv In The Gay Community

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...Cells of Undetermined Significance on Anal Cytology" Disease of the Colon and Rectum 51(7), 1130-1136. (2008.) Cichock, Mark, RN, "The Dangers of Anal Cancer -- The Silent Killer in Men with HIV" University of Michigan HIV/AIDS Treatment Program, Dec, 2008. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Cancer-causing virus may increase HIV infection." http://fhcrc.org/about/pubs/center_news/online/2009/05/HIV_study.html . Accessed June...
Ask the Experts

What is the best way to educate yourself about HIV prevention

Dear Dr Frascino,Yesterday before we went trick or treating my 12 year old son revealed to me that he is Gay. I had always had my suspicions but I wasn't expecting him to come out so soon. I thought I would have an easier time with it but the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...haters out there and the laws regarding marriage and military service are discriminatory, unjust and senseless. And yes, HIV/AIDS is more prevalent in the gay male community. All of these things are true, and if you want to help your son and many... Read more »

AIDS biggest killer of men in SF

Hey Dr. Bob, thanks so much for all of your wonderful help and support. I just read over the article that recently went up on the site about AIDS being the biggest killer of men in SF. In addition to your clinic, do you do any work with prevention...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are indeed stereotypes. And like most stereotypes, they are untrue. You are correct: the vast majority of folks infected with HIV worldwide are heterosexual. I should also point out that unprotected sex is at least as common, if not more common,... Read more »

Ignorance is still at large in the gay community.

Since my diagnosis in Dec. 2004 I have been on a whirlwind of issues dues to my status. I gave up dating for a while because frankly needed to come to grips with it for myself before I brought someone that I care to have a relationship with to into...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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New Studies

All of these new studies that have come out saying that most young people whoare infected do not know they are infected. One reason why young people don't get tested is because they stated they believed that they were in "low risk" categories. Do...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...have about the study. A study conducted among 5,000+ young gay men (ages 15-29) found that among those who were infected with HIV (n=550), 77% did not know they were infected. Most of the men who were unaware of their status were black or... Read more »
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Crystal Meth, HIV and the Gay Community

...someone else. Mark is part of a generation that was bombarded with HIV prevention messages. While he didn't lose close friends to AIDS, he took the issue very seriously and had, until then, always had protected sex. However, after a few therapy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Confronting Approach to HIV in Gay Community

... In response to a high number of HIV reports in Victoria, the Victorian AIDS Council is running an ad campaign to catch gay men's attention. Four full-page advertisements Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush's Sex Education, Ryan White Policies Undermining HIV Prevention Efforts in Gay Community, Opinion Piece Says

... Not only is President Bush doing "precious little" to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the gay community, but his policies also have "worked against" prevention efforts targeting the population, California state Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Application of Condoms With Safer and Unsafe Sex: Factors Associated With HIV Risk in a Community Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men

... Delayed condom application (DCA) "has been implicated in HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men," noted the authors. The current study examines the prevalence of DCA in a gay population Read more »
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Crystal Meth - Gay community in general, HIV

Posted by NickBaer, 1 Reply
...some new informational resources on Crystal Meth - the Gay community in general, and specifically Crystal's releation to new HIV cases. There's some very out-there educators and celebreties speaking out on the dangers of Crystal. I found it... Read more »

Myths

Posted by Anonymous
...That HIV only happens in the white community and to gay white males....Duh!!!! Read more »

Coping with HIV/AIDS? Participate in this survey!

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

Contaminated Blood from redcross

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...Death Rate Reaches Record Low in 2006 in Part Because of Decreased AIDS-Related Deaths Arizona Hispanic Group Decides to End HIV/AIDS Services Through Ryan White Program Opportunity for "More Effective" HIV Prevention, Treatment in India... Read more »