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Hiv In The Heterosexual Community

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...death for African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make up only 25 percentof the US female population, yet accounted for 82 percent of all femaleHIV/AIDS cases in the US in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of...
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Only Male Gay Couples Shown On TheBody.com

How come all of the advertisements and pictures on thebody.com show gay men couples together? You and all of the other people who are trying to scare heterosexuals have said that it is not a gay disease, yet all of the visuals on this website show...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Peter,Do you really believe a virus can tell the difference between a gay person and a heterosexual? Peter, if you don't want to believe scientific fact and nearly 30 years of HIV epidemiological statistics, how about just using Read more »

Your answer to the homophobic man.

This is not a question but a response to one of your answers. I loved it!!!! I am referring to the question about why there are only pictures of gay men on this web site. I just wonder why he was on the site to begin with? Leaves a lot to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...advertisements and pictures on thebody.com show gay men couples together? You and all of the other people who are trying to scare heterosexuals have said that it is not a gay disease, yet all of the visuals on this website show gay couples... Read more »

Heterosexual AIDS a myth?

I have a question about heterosexual AIDS transmission... 1) back in 1982 at the outset of the disease, about 95% of cases were found in individuals falling into one of four risk groups (gay men, intrav. drug users, hemopheliacs, blood...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...yet have AIDS. When we look at AIDS statistics (not HIV), from 1981 toJune 1996, 8% of all AIDS cases were acquired through heterosexual sex. For1995 and 1996 alone, that number increased to 12% of all AIDS cases in thoseyears. So the rate of... Read more »

Wondering about the odds

My family is concerned that as a bisexual, currently with another woman, I am at a higher risk of HIV than if I was straight. Do you know if this is true or if this is just another suspicion?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...curious-questioning or Mormon Republican. You can also point out that the prevalence of HIV is less in the lesbian community than in the heterosexual community. So if they are really worried about HIV and want to play the odds game, maybe they... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida Community Where Heterosexual Sex First Identified as HIV Risk Factor Still Has High HIV Prevalence, Study Says

...A rural Florida community -- where researchers in 1986 determined that heterosexual sex and not mosquitoes was the primary transmission route of HIV -- continues to have high HIV prevalence, although prevention Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors Driving the Emergence of a Generalized Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Washington, District of Columbia, Networks at Risk

... Noting that Washington, D.C., has the "highest HIV/AIDS rate in the United States, with heterosexual transmission a leading mode of acquisition and African-American women disproportionately affected," the study authors sought Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hombres Sanos: Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign for Heterosexually Identified Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women

...the effectiveness of 'Hombres Sanos' ['Healthy Men'], a social marketing campaign to increase condom use and HIV testing among heterosexually identified Latino men, especially among heterosexually identified Latino men who have sex with men and... Read more »
The Body

California-Based Porn Actress Tests HIV Positive, Prompting New Debate Over Health Safety for Heterosexual Adult Film Actors

... Safer sex has never been a hallmark of heterosexual porn films. Standard practice in the U.S. heterosexual porn industry is for actors to get tested for HIV once every 30 days, Read more »
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Want to connect? HIV+ heterosexual woman

Posted by Anonymous
...have a child. (Not that different from the average 29 year old female, is it?) I would like to chat with other hiv positive heterosexual people and also with anyone who has contracted the infection via an infected needle like me. My email is... Read more »

New HIV/AIDS Community Website

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Greetings, We have started a new HIV/AIDS website. We currently have the ability for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the community and hiv Read more »

Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Well, it looks like it's now true at least in a few states in the US This is the future ladies! Report: Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises in Massachusetts Heterosexual sex has passed intravenous drug use as the primary way women in... Read more »

Heterosexual AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...It kind of struck me the other day that I know of no heterosexuals that have gotten AIDS. Why is this? Why do gay men only get it. I know that they say that heteros get it to but I really don't Read more »