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Is There A Relation Between Homosexuality And Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) Overall Health How your...
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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
...entire point Ryan was trying to make! The level of risk is related to the sexual 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... Read more »

i'm homosexual and like Trannies . Question

Dear Sir !Some friends recomanded your site for my question about risk for HIV, other viruses maybe... I'm bi- or homosexual , 30 old boy, living in Germany and visited last weel a shemale (sex worker). I gave her a handjob, without condom for 1...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Tomas from Germany,Welcome to the forum.Your walk on the wild side with the she-male sex worker was indeed very safe. Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent.So, whether you're doing the horizontal mattress mambo with trannies or grannies or... Read more »

HIV and HEP C

I was diagnosed with HEP C in 2005, and was diagnosed with HIV in 2007. I had many transfusions in the 80's, never did drugs, not homosexual, can you receive both of these with blood transfusions, since I was never tested for HIV until 2007.I do...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your risk factor of transfusions in the 1980's would certainly be a risk factor for HCV infection and HIV (if before 1985). However, most patients who were infected with HIV in the 1980s through blood were diagnosed many years ago Read more »

stimulated prostate & bowel cancers.links?

have any studys been done to determine links between bowel cancer patients & a healthy sexual history inclusive of anal sex/prostate stimulation versus strictly non anal?Either recording hetrosexual participants or homosexual participants,or indeed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,And exactly how does your question relate to HIV/AIDS (let alone HIV-related fatigue and/or anemia)????Sorry, but I can't allow this forum to become a general medicine discussion Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Burundian HIV/AIDS Advocates Express Concern Over New Law Outlawing Homosexuality

...Nkurunziza signed the bill into law on April 22. According to the new statute, people found guilty of engaging in consensual same-sex relations could face two to three years in prison and a fine of about $84. Several advocacy and international... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...Drug use accounts for more than 17% of infections of people over 50 Unprotected sexual activity. This may be heterosexual or homosexual sex. Viagra and other drugs that help men get and maintain an erection may contribute to increased rates of... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »

My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is Read more »

AIDS and Japanese society

Posted by Anonymous
...really use some help researching good sources on Japanese society and culture, especially with respect to the perception of homosexuality and HIV/AIDS. I am planning a trip to Japan to visit my friend in December 2001. I'd like to be prepared -... Read more »