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Lesbians & HIV/AIDS

Posted by Smiley, 1 Reply
Hello Everyone:
I would like to get in touch, stay in touch and network with other WSW that are HIV+ or have AIDS.
ThANKS!!!!!! Read more »

Lesbian with HIV/AIDS for Over 20 years

Posted by Smiley
Smiley Rodriguez Fighting a War to Save Lives
August 8, 2003
By Raymond R. Beltran

Smiley Rodriguez was only five years old, living in Puerto Rico, when a man
snuck into her mothers bar while they were asleep. She vaguely remembers any
specific... Read more »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I feel alone. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that....YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER... Read more »

HIV+ lesbian looking to meet other HIV+ lesbians

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Black HIV+ lesbian looking to meet/chat with other HIV+ lesbians. I want to connect with other lesbians that understand what I am going through. I also want to tell others that...YES, A WOMAN CAN CONTRACT HIV FROM ANOTHER WOMAN(if that woman... Read more »

Lesbians Living with HIV: sexuality issues

Posted by Anonymous
Are you a lesbian living with HIV/AIDS? I am a writer for HIV Plus Magazine, a community oriented research and treatment magazine for people living with HIV /AIDS. Our Spring Issue will be dedicated completely to HIV positive women. I am writing a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

lesbians and aids

What is the documented transmission rate of HIV/AIDS in the lesbian community of only those lesbians who have never had sexual relations with a man?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The HIV seroprevalence rate (which is different than the HIV transmission rate)among lesbians is very low, but it is not zero, even among lesbians who have never had sexual relations with a man because there are lesbians who are IV drug users who... Read more »

Lesbians and AIDS

Just how safe is sex between lesbians? Can AIDS be easily passed this way? I'm not talking about lesbians who engage in *other* high-risk activity, but just the act itself - is it considered safer sex? I have heard many conflicting reports....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
When we talk about safer sex, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's), there's a group of people who always seem to be left out of the conversation....Lesbians and Bisexual Women. Too many times I've heard, "Lesbians... Read more »

Lesbian x HIV

I'm lesbian and I'd like to know which probabilities to acquire HIV/AIDS, keeping sexual relation with other women?Thanks....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Many women who identify as lesbian are bisexual or have had sex with men, and therefore may have acquired sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, it is important not to share sex toys and to use dental dams or other oral protection during oral... Read more »

Lesbians and HIV

Hi there,My partner is HIV-pos and living with AIDS. She tested positive before we got together and has always been honest with me about it. I am in love and we practice the safest sex we know, but are frustrated about the facts. I went to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Refer the woman at the clinic to a recent article by Kwakwa et al., "Female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus" in Clinical Infectious Diseases, 36, 1 February 2003. It provides evidence of female-to-female... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gay, Lesbian Advocacy Groups Focus on National HIV/AIDS Strategy at Denver Conference

Gay and lesbian advocates last week at the annual Creating Change conference in Denver called on the Obama administration to create a domestic HIV/AIDS strategy, the Denver Post reports. Conference Director Sue Hyde said, "People will have a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

International Lesbian and Gay Association Releases Reference for Those With HIV/AIDS

The publications "Quick Reference: Travel and Residence Regulations for People Living with HIV and AIDS 2005" and "Travel and Residence Restrictions for People Living with HIV and AIDS -- Legal Discrimination, Recent Developments" are available on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Police Shut Down Event for Gays, Lesbians Aimed at Discussing Cultural Issues, Including HIV/AIDS

Police last week in Beijing shut down a three-day cultural event aimed at discussing cultural issues and HIV/AIDS among gays and lesbians in China, Japan's Kyodo News reports. The Gay and Lesbian Cultural Festival, which was to be held Dec. 16-18... Read more »
Women Alive

International Aids Conference Fails To Acknowledge Lesbians

Every two years the world's most signified AIDS researchers assemble to disperse cutting edge information to international listeners. The 11th International Conference on AIDS, held July 7 - 12 in Vancouver, B.C. ceded new hope for people living... Read more »