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Homosexuality And Risk Of Hiv

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Does being a homosexual increase one's risks of contracting AIDS?

I asked such a similar question before, but I do not know if it was ever answered, so I'm asking again, forgive me. I'm doing a project on AIDS for my high school anatomy class, and I've been getting mixed messages about the relations of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There is a common myth that HIV/AIDS is a gay disease. However, the reality is that anyone, gay or straight, black or white, male or female, intelligent or Republican, Read more »

Risk of HIV Exposure

Four days ago I engaged in homosexual anal sex with me being the receptive end, I found out that... Read more »

Homosexuality: Is this true?

In a question from 2002, Dr. Ryan wrote this: "Plenty of heterosexual people in the U.S. have anal... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Homosexual Men: Data From Two Cohorts of HIV-Negative and HIV-Positive Men in Sydney, Australia

...Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and colleagues. In the current study, the authors described HCV prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for two cohorts of MSM with or without HIV. Both groups were recruited using community-based strategies.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increase in HIV Sexual Risk Behavior in Homosexual Men in Scotland, 1996-2002: Prevention Failure?

... To examine trends in homosexual men's sexual risk behavior for HIV infection in Scotland, the authors conducted cross-sectional surveys in 1996, 1999 and 2002 in gay bars in Glasgow Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

History of Childhood Sexual Abuse and HIV Risk Behaviors in Homosexual and Bisexual Men

...the current study set out to examine the prevalence and frequency of childhood sexual abuse and their association with sexual risk in a sample of gay and bisexual men. At the 1997 and 1998 Minneapolis/St. Paul Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Lesbians at Risk for HIV, GMHC Report Shows

...found that while there are no documented cases of female-to-female HIV transmission, lesbians and bisexual women are still at risk of contracting HIV. Some homosexually active women also have sex with men or inject drugs. One 2005 study... Read more »
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Risk of HIV from receptive fellatio ...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I just think it would be fair to say that unprotected receptive fellatio without ejaculation would be very similar in terms of risk to insertive cunnilingus if both the receivers were HIV positive. I think that if both their status was unknown,... Read more »

Question about "high risk groups"

Posted by Anonymous
...I have a question for all of you. i've been doing some studying on HIV/AIDS and almost all the literature talks about the risks associated with certain practices, and they almost always say things like "the chances of acquiring hiv are higher if... Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...may comprise perhaps one percent of all AIDS patients. While the majority of Non-HIV AIDS patients do not belong to any of the risk groups such as blood transfusion recipients, male homosexuals, and intravenous drug abusers in which AIDS was... Read more »

Testing At 12 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...exact). If the test comes back negative can I assume that it is conclusive and accurate and that I have not been infected with HIV? Or should I have a retest at 6 months? I have not had any other exposure since then. Read more »