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Hiv In The Heterosexual Community

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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 programs might have helped lower the... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Heterosexuals and HIV: Where Are the Resources?

Okay, I give up! I have tried and tried to find information on anything to do with heterosexuals and HIV, and folks, there ain't a lot out there. I have found information on heterosexuals in central Africa, heterosexuals in northern California,... 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 to examine risk factors... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Heterosexual, HIV+, & looking for straight support.

Not really a question, more of a statement. 12 years I've been living withthis disease. In the beginning we were told to eat well and pray, and therewas no reason we couldn't have 2 or 3 years of quality life. Little wasknown, and that...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I think there are many other heterosexual individuals who are living with HIVand AIDS who would also welcome the opportunity to chat online with otherswho are in the same boat. You neglected to give the URL of the interactivesite you and your... 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
Hi. Thank you for your question.You bring up a number of issues here. First of all, remember that when welook at risk factors for AIDS cases, these statistics tell us how people wereinfected an average of 10 years ago. That's because the... Read more »

Heterosexual older 'swingers'

Hi,I belonged to a swinger's club for about a year and a half. Most of the couples attending were visiting from other states/countries. Most were over 45. The organizer of this group always wanted to unprotected sex, claiming (bragging?)...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thank you so much for your question,You Rock and am so impressed with how you are taking care of yourself and your statements are so very true. Unfortunately the older population has seen an increase in HIV infection. Most likely to the high... Read more »

Transmission of HIV in mixed HIV status, heterosexual couple

My husband is HIV+ and was probably infected circa 5 years ago. We did not know of his infection until this month, and so had unprotected sex on at least 20 occasions in the five years. My recent HIV tests have been negative, and we are no longer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission. Thankfully! For instance, the CDC's estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 per 1,000... Read more »
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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 believe they do. How can a virus decide who is gay and... 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 dating. We need your assistance in getting this site
off the ground. Please stop by and... Read more »

Social Events for HIV+ Heterosexual Men & Women

Posted by keithmk
Saturday, December 10, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM on E. 25th Street in Manhattan. Please join for us for our Potluck Social for HIV+ heterosexual men and women. It's a free event with food to share, games, and plenty of time to mix and mingle. All we ask is... Read more »