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Is There A Greater Risk Of Homosexuals Contracting A Std

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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...
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 »

Early aged homosexual experiences. What is my risk?

Hey.Even though I have not told this to anyone, its been nagging at me for a while and i would like... Read more »

Do receding gums put me at greater risk for infection?

Hi again Dr. Bob - Once again fantastic job. Kudos!! For another 50 to your foundation a few more... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Officials Concerned That "Extreme Sex Acts" in Pornography Films Put Actors at Greater Risk of HIV Infection

Los Angeles County health officials and health advocates are concerned that "increasingly extreme sex acts" may be putting pornographic film actors at a greater risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, the Los Angeles Times ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: High Arctic STD Rate Raises Fears of Greater HIV in the North

A recent study found higher rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the Arctic than in Southern Canada, which could leave the region open to HIV. "It's definitely been going up in the North, and it's rather alarming at how fast," said Dionne Gesink Law,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Researchers in 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,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi: New Data Show Greater Risk of AIDS Among Gay Men

A recent study finds Malawian men who have sex with men (MSM) are at greater risk for HIV/AIDS, yet prevention initiatives fail to target them. The survey of 202 men included a sample of 20 originally recruited from the researchers' contacts, with... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

hiv and other std stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all. Im a 37 yr old gay male from Argentina. I was diagnosed as hiv+ almost a year ago. Fortunately my clinical status is fine and I dont need treatment yet. As soon as I was diagnosed, my doctor indicated a series of lab routines, and VDRL... Read more »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just a general question here, hope someone can help. If a person were to have a history of STDs, yet used a condom during sex, are they at risk for contracting HIV? Thanks any any replies.

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STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is contracting Hep B similar to contracting HIV? I got semen on unbroken skin. I'm wondering if I'm at risk for Hep B. I tried asking my question on the Hep forum but got no response from the Doc. Thanks

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