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Report Looks At HIV Prevalence Among Chicago Gay Men

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Looks at HIV Prevalence Among Chicago Gay Men

In Chicago, 17.4 percent of gay men are estimated to be HIV-positive, compared with 1.2 percent of the general male population, according to a new report by the Chicago Public Health Department, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The report is based... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Study Looks at HIV Among Gay Men, Finds Many Unaware of Status

More than 17 percent of gay men in Chicago have HIV, and 39 percent went untested in the last 12 months because of fear of the results, according to a study of nearly 600 gay men in the city by the Chicago Department of Health, the Chi-Town Daily... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chicago Reports Syphilis Cases Increase Among Gay Men

Alarmed by a spike in syphilis infection among gay men, the Chicago Department of Public Health on Wednesday urged gay men and anyone with symptoms of syphilis to be tested and treated. This year's spike, seen largely in the gay communities of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Why is the prevalance of HIV increasing among the young and gay populations?

Hi Dr. Bob,I just saw this really troubling article on Yahoo News and thought you might have some feedback on it. In particular, it's really troubling that the rate of HIV infection among youth and gay men has increased so significantly over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is a highly complex issue and I could write a thesis on all the factors potentially contributing to these epidemiological trends. They would include such disparate issues as biology, sociology, politics, religion, perception, funding... Read more »

25% of gay men are HIV+ in SF?

Hi Doc,According to some estimates, 25% of gay men here in San Francisco are HIV-positive. This is the mean estimate and the percentage may be higher or lower. How accurate do you think this is? And why is it not more widely publicized. If it's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It's important to note these are epidemiological estimates based on representative sampling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded some of these studies. They found HIV prevalence rates as high as 24% in gay men living in San... Read more »

Studies re: HIV transmission in Gay men

Having been a volunteer in the late 1980s for the N.Y. Blood Center study on sex-practices and HIV transmission amongst Gay men, I am wondering how many other similiar studies have been done since the emergence of AIDs and to what degree they...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There are many myths regardingtransmission of the HIV virus. For example, it is a common myth that givingoral sex to a man is low risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD's). WRONG! There... Read more »

Gay men and Sex Addiciton

Hello Doctor,I see gay men around (I am one!) and I see th ebehaviors, what they talk about, what they focus mostly on, and sexual behaviors and I been thinking most of them are addicted to sex. I was looking and gay and hiv/aids organizations and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I do not believe that most gay men with healthy sexual appetites are addicted to sex. Rather, I would guess more of the general public is sex-phobic.I do agree we need more effective STD/HIV awareness and prevention campaigns targeted at risk... Read more »
Connect With Others

Looking for HIV/AIDS Gay Men as Cool Friends

Posted by Bravew, 3 Replies
my name is Bravewolf I'm an Hiv neg Gay white Male living
in Huntsville,Alabama. but I'm very Hiv/Aids Friendly &
Just looking for other Gay males who are living with HIV or
AIDS for Friendship & maybe possibly more mostly friends
I'm 5,5,... Read more »

Looking to connect with other HIV+ Gay men in NYC

Posted by TheSkyIsTheLimit, 3 Replies
Hey, I recently moved back to NYC and I would like to connect with HIV+ men, ideally late to mid 30's to socialize and enjoy life. Open to whatever may come of it, but at the very least another social network for support. Who's out there. Read more »

gay men to hang out with

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
whats up men. My name is Lee and I'm from a city just 5 min. from chicago. I'm looking for other gay men that i can talk to. I've notice that it's easier to date men with hiv, than men w/out it. It makes life alittle easier. So, if you live in the... Read more »

gay men

Posted by Anonymous, 13 Replies
I asked the forum to take off the gay men and just put men
so people will stop thinking about people being gay. we need to stop this when people use gay some people are judgemental and turn away when we need to educate people
this is not a gay... Read more »