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Risk Of Hiv In Lesbian Women

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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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lesbian sex hiv risk

I am a woman and I had unprotected sex with a woman 10 months ago. I am not sure if she was hiv positive but she belonged in a high risk group (used to inject drugs and was group-raped). If she were positive, what could be an estimate of the hiv...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. The excerpt below is taken from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, <a href="http://HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex With Women" target=_new>HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex With... Read more »

Lesbians, Vaginal Secretions and HIV Risk

Greetings Dr. Bob,I have yet to come across a post made by a lesbian to this board, so here's my contribution. On December 27, 2002, I had contact with a woman (ok, a stripper!) of unknown HIV status. While I did use my finger to explore her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lezzie, Yeah, where are all the women? My girlfriends read the site, but I hardly ever get any questions. Maybe your question will spark some interest; although, the answer is really rather straightforward. Your risk of HIV transmission from the... Read more »

Lesbians and most recent stats on HIV risk

I am looking for the most recent information on HIV transmission in the lesbian community. I have heard that there have been only a few confirmed cases....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Many times I've been asked how many HIV positive Lesbians there are. Thetruth is, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) does not keep a statistic asto how many Lesbians and Bisexual women have HIV. The CDC... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

lesbian

Posted by Anonymous
i've managed to make it downstairs to the computer lab in my
dormitory. i have known about my sexuality for four years. i have
had many partners; partners whom i have loved and honored. but,
when does it hit an uninformed and misguided lesbian that... 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 »