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How Does A Straight Man Contract Hiv

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Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
This is my first post in here. I live my life as if I'm not infected, and try to be just like everybody else that I see walking down the street, having fun, and enjoying life. I'm fairly accomplished, and have made some of my greatest... Read more »

Im a straight man in Texas looking for some hiv+ friends

Posted by Sparrow, 5 Replies
I was diagnosed almost 1 year ago,. Im pretty a handsome guy who lives in the country. Just lookin for some people like me who are female that want to be friends. Read more »

can't think straight!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
12 year navy man, just returned from deployment, and was forced to break my wife heart.... you see i had a one night stand with a 20 yr british girl, unprotected. i asked and trusted her when she said that she had no std's, but that i shouldn't... Read more »

Why is there no section for Straight Men w/ HIV

Posted by LatinoHeat, 4 Replies
I am a Straight Male living with HIV. I was curious why there is no Section for Straight Men w/ HIV. I see one for Women, Teens and Gay Men. I am very curious. Read more »

Straight Men Forum?

Posted by Anonymous
I am trying to find out if there is a straight men forum on this website for only men that contracted through women?


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statitics on man contracting from women versus man.

My fiance has recently tested positive for HIV. I've had 2 tests done a blood & swab both coming back negative. I'm scared to even have protected sex with him & not sure if I can even handle the relationship anymore. I've...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I think it's time to slow the wedding plans down. First of all, you are "not sure (you) can handle the relationship anymore." And second, you suspect he may have contracted HIV from another man. The two of you definitely have... Read more »

How can I have KS? I'm a straight man!

I am only 23 years old and have had 2 sexual partners. I am a heterosexual male with no homosexual experiences. I have just been diagnosed with Kaposi's Sarcoma on my penis and my left foot. How could this be? I have tested negative on 1 DNA...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by a herpesvirus called human herpesvirus-8 (also know as HHV8, or KS-associated virus). It is indeed possible to get KS withOUT getting HIV. This sounds like what happened in your case. KS is quite a frequent... Read more »

First Time Reader -- LARGE DONATOR-- Straight from the OSCARS.

Well Dr. Bob,, This will be a Classic!! You should recognize me from my mail address but I have been told you are the Man to Trust!! So here we go. I have a ton of anxiety and huge concerns over a situation that happened yesterday. I am in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Phil,You're not really worried about HIV, right? You're just trying to make us all envious because some of us didn't get to attend the Oscars in person this year. So, as long as you were there, maybe you can clear up a few... Read more »

re scared straight

Here is how I see it. Correct me if I am wrong. Chances of me getting HIV from giving a blow job is very scarce!! "Theoretically" does not mean its ever happened. But it can happen .However .,after the fact .. I think that the 1 in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello M,I cannot give you an exact risk-percentage statistic because there are many variables involved in HIV transmission (viral strain, viral load, concurrent STDs, local trauma, etc.). I've already provided you with the scientific... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting it Straight: HIV as a Gay Disease Is a Myth That Refuses to Die

"HIV is a gay disease." This is a myth that refuses to die. Misinformation, fear, ignorance and media sensationalism continue to fuel this myth in America. For every one person like me trying to tell the truth about HIV transmission, there seems to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Why Black Straight Men Are Missing From the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

This is the second in a series of editorials about the critical role that Black men play in ending the AIDS epidemic in Black America. In a previous editorial , I shared three reasons that Black men matter in the fight against HIV/AIDS, whether... Read more »
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Setting the Record Straight: Minnesota v. Rick

In late August, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned an HIV-positive man's conviction by a jury for "attempted first-degree assault by communicable disease." State of Minnesota v. Rick , A12-0058 (Minnesota 2013). However, Mr. Rick's victory did... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

GMHC Sets the Record Straight: The Truth Behind Its Finances

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) issues the following statement to set the record straight in response to the latest in a series of defamatory stories in, which include numerous inaccuracies and errors. We know that in a time of... Read more »