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Is It Harder For Males To Get Hiv

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It's getting harder and harder for me

Posted by NAJ, 4 Replies
HI everyone.
I've been Diagnosed in May 2oo8. at the beggining I was ok with it never went into dipression and accepted the fact that I have HIV. but what is so wierd is that now as days and months pass, It's getting harder and harder for me to... Read more »

Why does it get harder!

Posted by optimistic2009, 11 Replies
Hi All
Its been just over a month since the diagnosis and I have been on a roller coaster of emotions! I have an exam coming in three weeks time and I can hardly focus on it. I am so scared to fail in this exam yet cannot study.

Today all day, I have... Read more »

Which is Harder - Being Gay or Poz?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
As a deeply closeted guy, I'd rather people know that I'm poz than that I might be gay. I think gays have a much harder time time in main stream society than poz people.

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Female To Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the liklyhood for a male to contract HIV from a female from a 1 time exposure. Thanks Read more »

Female to Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

It is MUCH harder for a women to give it to a man, for the obvious reasons-HIV has to be exposed to a mucous membrance and the only one on the penis is the opening of the Urethra. It is much easier the other way as the vagina is a BIG membrane.

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1 Person - Multiple Strains - Harder to Treat?

I have heard rumors that I would like to find the truth about. (1)That if I am HIV+ and my partner is as well, that I don't have to worry about safe sex. (2)Multiple strains of HIV exist and that the partners can both end up with two...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
This is an important question, and every infected person should probably pay attention to what we know about it. Basically, the question boils down to: "If I am infected with HIV, can I be infected with another strain through unprotected sex... Read more »

Trying harder this time

Dear Dr Bob,This is my second time writing to you, and I thought since my last question wasn't answered I would try and spice this one up a bit and make it a bit more Dr Bob-ified. By your own admission soft porn grabs the attention, so I tried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Brit,Killer heels, dancing and cosmos? Hmmm . . . OK, sure, I'll answer your two questions:1.No.2."Mental reassurance".Now about those cha-cha heels . . . . Let's get this party started!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Female received oral from HIV+ male & protected sex

I received unprotected oral from HIV+ man, we also had Protected sex.3 wks after, I was diagnosed with chlamydia, which is frightening since I have read that it is very difficult to obtain chlamydia from oral. I tested Neg for HIV at 3weeks (I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:It is harder for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to be transmitted orally when the person receiving the oral sex is a women. They are both more readily transmitted during penile-oral sex because the bacteria are pushed to the back of the throat... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: HIV Hits Blacks Harder

One in 42 black Palm Beach County residents has HIV, but this recent state Department of Health figure has, surprisingly, not attracted many people's attention, said Lorenzo Robertson of the county health department. A series of meetings to plan a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women Hit Harder Than Men by Effects of HIV/AIDS in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the financial hardship that occurs when the HIV-positive bread-winner of a family dies or cannot work "affects women disproportionately to men, especially single parents," according to a new UN report. "There is also clear evidence of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The TB Fight Gets Harder for Zambians

As the sixth child of 13 born to a Lusaka, Zambia, family, Winstone Zulu has witnessed firsthand the grip HIV and tuberculosis have on his country: Only he and five siblings remain alive today, and his parents are raising 18 orphaned grandchildren.... Read more »