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Is A Homosexual Man At Risk Of Getting Hiv

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Homosexuality: Is this true?

In a question from 2002, Dr. Ryan wrote this: "Plenty of heterosexual people in the U.S. have anal sex with each other, and are at much less risk for HIV infection than gay men having anal sex. If that same heterosexual person had anal sex in, say,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...activity and not to sexual orientation. If an HIV-negative straight dude has unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive woman, the risk of acquiring the virus is exactly the same as if an HIV-negative gay man has unprotected anal sex with an... Read more »

What is the risk with undetectable gay man?

Doctor:I am a HIV+ gay male in meds, who has been undetectable for over 2 years. Currently dating a... Read more »

Why a rise in AIDS?

I am researching the rise in AIDS cases over the past ten years. If I haveheard correctly, it is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hidden Homosexuality in Senegal Presents Challenge to HIV Prevention

...mostly hidden community. "Since homosexuals are a hidden group, it is difficult to treat them, and it makes it difficult to manage their treatment because they may not want to get tested or to come for their test results," said Abdou Houdia Diop,... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

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

...less hospitable for foreign organisms. A loss of lactobacillli lowers the natural protective barriers and leads to an increased risk of infection with sexually transmitted diseases. Recent studies conducted by the American Society of Microbiology... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...true for infections related to the lungs. This is a risk for smoking marijuana as well as tobacco. Having HIV increases the risk of chronic lung disease. Smoking can interfere with processing of medications by the liver. It can also worsen liver... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

... Many MTF find that sex work offers a sense of social connection with other transgender persons, but sex work amplifies the risk of HIV transmission for MTF and their partners. Not only is HIV prevalence high among MTF engaged in sex work, it... Read more »
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Compulsive Cruiser now reclusive

Posted by Hi_Im_Jason, 7 Replies
...talked to anybody about HIV. My problem is that I feel very guilty about getting HIV because the way I got it. I am a closet gay meaning I am frightened about being found out that I like to have sex with men. I used to be a compulsive cruiser,... Read more »

Risk of HIV from receptive fellatio ...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thoughts on what I am about to say, that would be great. Here we go. It is certain that receptive fellatio carries a theoretical risk of HIV transmission - but so does getting hit by a meteor, and you don't worry about that do you? It is also... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...reason, and you decided to get your pleasure from women who you considered 'safe', infecting them and their babies with HIV. In many cases it's playing Russian Roulette with women's lives, in many other cases it's MURDER! Do you see what your... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Times Staff Writer September 30, 2006 For 20 years, gay men have vigorously fought the contention that HIV is a disease of homosexuals. But now, one of Southern California's most influential gay institutions has embarked on a controversial ad... Read more »