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Out Of The Closet Hiv Testing

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Day One With HIV: "Coming Out of the Second Closet"

Jason McDonald I am ashamed to admit that I, like so many gay men, buried my head in the sand when it came to HIV. Like many in the gay community, I too had become fatigued with hearing about safe sex, HIV, AIDS, etc. I subconsciously, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Healthcare Foundation's "Out of the Closet" Thrift Opens in South Beach, Fla.

Miami's South Beach is the location of AIDS Healthcare Foundation's newest Out of the Closet thrift store. At the Jan. 8 grand opening, AHF offered free HIV testing. AHF operates 20 additional stores in the chain, which serves as the nation's... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

To Return to the Closet, or Not?

Recently I came to the startling realization that working at TPAN for the past six years has sheltered me from the world outside of HIV. There aren't many work environments on earth where conversations around the water cooler can range from the joys... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Year update from ex closeted guy

Dear Dr. Bob,I have a bitter and sweet story to tell you. You may not remember me, but about a year ago I asked you about some concern about HIV. Because I was having some first time gay encounter and at the time I was in the closet. I gave you a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Generally speaking, I think closets are health hazards. I'm delighted you've come out of yours!Next, what to do about you and the "very handsome, funny, etc., etc. Jamie?" First off, I would strongly advise you not to "to... Read more »

Thank you for saving my life. (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2009)

Dr. Bob-In response to: you for the encouraging words and I appreciate your candor. I totally see your point about the 'less-than-tolerant' family and friends. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is an HIV information Web site and consequently guiding you through your coming out process is beyond the scope of this forum. There are many books on the topic and as a social psychology doctoral candidate you should be able to do your own... Read more »


in response to thank you very much for responding to my query with detail and concern, I appreciate it.I will report back on the three month mark with my results. I am wondering,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your story is quite similar to many I receive. The "I can't come out because my situation is so unique" story actually applies to almost every gay person in the universe, except for maybe a few flamers in the rightwing GOP... Read more »

Follow Up: Newly Out of the Closet (COMING OUT)

Happy New Year, Dr. Bob!A year ago, I found these forums to write to you about a situation I had. I thought I had symptoms after being convinced I placed myself at risk. You correctly diagnosed my issues as feeling guilty about my behavior and my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rob,Welcome back to the forum. I'm delighted with the progress you've made over the past year! I'm hopeful your story will help others to come out and accept their sexual orientation. It really is the only road to (and hope for)... Read more »
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Ok, I'm out of the closet, my story

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok, at first, hi to all!

Followed this forum for a while.

My case, unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a female at
my age. I got chlamydia, which was cured in two weeks after exposure. No other exposures after that.

And damn, that was the easy part!... Read more »

Going back into the HIV closet.

Posted by Mike_B, 5 Replies
I started being more open about my HIV status about a year ago. I thought it would help with my guilt and shame. It hasn't. On the contrary, I feel more isolated and alone than ever. Therefore, I am going back "into the closet" with my HIV. ... Read more »

Closet dwellers. What makes us tick?

Posted by Hi_Im_Jason, 2 Replies
Thanks to all the people that read and responded to my post. It gives me great comfort to know that this is a place I can express myself and get constructive feedback. The forum is also a place I can come to when I want to belong!

Whether we spend... Read more »

Another foot out of the closet...

Posted by Jenni, 4 Replies
Well since I've been 'exposed' locally, I decided I might as well make it public on the net too. So..... I've posted a pic of my face. Not a lot to look at, but it's me!

I want to thank you all again for being so wonderful, supportive and... Read more »