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Homosexuals Being At A Higher Risk To Have Hiv And Aids

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Say India's Law Criminalizing Homosexuality Hinders HIV Prevention

International human rights groups and gay rights advocates in India on Saturday in an open letter called on the government to repeal its law criminalizing homosexuality, saying the law is affecting the fight against HIV/AIDS, the New York Times ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimating the Risk of HIV Transmission From Homosexual Men Receiving Treatment to Their HIV-Uninfected Partners

The current study was designed to determine how the risk of transmission from HIV-infected gay men receiving antiretroviral treatment relates to patterns of patient monitoring and condom use. A stochastic mathematical simulation model was... Read more »
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

It is not known to what extent a reported increase in hepatitis C virus incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) is due to sexual transmission, noted Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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...
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, can acquire HIV/AIDS. The AIDS virus is transmitted through unsafe sex,... Read more »

AIDS and homosexuality

Is it true that male homosexuals are more likely to be infected by HIV? If it is true, then what is the cause? Is because of their sexual lifestyle, or because anal sex is more likely to spread HIV than vaginal sex. What does statistic have to say?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Worldwide, the majority of cases of HIV transmission are associated to heterosexual intercourse: more than 75% of 40 million estimated cases. Depending on different variables (social, economic, behavioral), rates of infection will be higher among... Read more »

higher viral load =higher risk?

My partner of 12 years was just diagnosed with AIDS.We both knew his former boyfriend was HIV+ but my partner must have got tested too soon after last having sex. Anyway, its a miracle that after being with him for the last twelve years and assuming...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
You are indeed lucky in that you have not become infected. Both a higher viral load and the presence of other co-infections - particularly any open sores as occurs with herpes - raises the risk for transmission of HIV to you and also transmission... Read more »

do people with hiv or aids have a higher risk of contacting fungal diseases?

do people with hiv or aids have a higher rate of contacting fungal diseases?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes.... Read more »
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Homosexuality and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Of new infections among men in the United States, CDC estimates that approximately 60 percent of men were infected through homosexual sex, 25 percent through injection drug use, and 15 percent through heterosexual sex. Of newly infected men,... Read more »

is poz for homosexuals?

Posted by howard, 2 Replies
Why am i not getting responses fom heterosexual people. i live in cleveland ohio where there are plenty of gay gangsters and people straddling the fence when it comes to sexual behavior. the down low does exsist and its a problem for my sisters that... Read more »

1 time homosexual expirience

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a 1 time gay expirience now I hope I don't get Aids from it.


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higher risk overseas?

Posted by daguy402, 1 Reply
Hi,

I recently had an unprotected incounter in South America. About three days later I experienced a discharge as well as pain duting urination. My main concern is that after doing some research on the web it seems the odds of contracting HIV... Read more »