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Roles Religion Can Play In The Fight Against HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Just came out of the closet...want to go back in FOLLOWUP (RELIGION, COMING OUT, CHURCH LADY RANTS)

You made me feel so much better! And, Yes my parents voted for Palin ugh!! I DIDN'T! Obama all the way! Just for you, today I'm going to wear my "legalize gay" shirt I bought at American Apparel but hadn't had the nerve to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You look like Clooney??? WOW. Hey, maybe that was me tapping you on the shoulder!Just to show you are not alone, I'll post below a few select questions from the archives that deal with coming out, religious wingnuts and sexual orientation.... Read more »

Does lubrication and duration of intercourse play a role in the transmission of the disease?

Thank you for reading this note. I had unprotected sex with a stranger 3 months ago. i am going to get tested for HIV and std's this week. What is worrying is that in the last two months i a have had two colds with a cough that lasted...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You are correct to get tested. The less trauma, the less likely you are to get infected. Getting tested is the only way to know, though and ejaculation is not necessary. The data from heterosexual intercourse is that the probability is .0011 per... Read more »

Alternative Sex - Role Play risk

I visited a dominatrix a few days ago to explore alternative sex(non-sexual contact) but I am concerned about my risk during this episode. Briefly the encounter consisted of her spanking my body with her bare hand and leather flogger and riding crop...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I really don't see where you were at risk for infection (except through the tiny possibility of infected vaginal fluids on her finger or if you had been exposed to someone else's blood). It also doesn't sound like the dominatrix did... Read more »

Does Organized Religion Divide Us Instead Of Bring Us Together?

As a gay man active in the HIV/AIDS community, I look on organized religion from something of an "outsider view." The church I attended as a child, back home in Connecticut, just recently voted to be "open and affirming" toward...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
You make many good points. It is true that organized religion can be divisive, and you are certainly not the first to observe that Christians can be less than open, generous and loving in dealing with non-Christians, or lesbians and gay men, or any... Read more »
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Religion - HIV - GAY

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
Most churches preach thet homosexuality is a sin. To those of you who are church-goers, how do you deal with the negativity of churches - especially when you are both gay and HIV? I am having some trouble with this, so any thoughts would be... Read more »

Religion and AIDS!

Posted by spadude64, 3 Replies
I want all of you bible thumpers to think! Like you have not have not had unsafe sex with men or women! You need to shut up and you need to quit judging other people! You are so quick to judge others. I am HIV positive and have not had sex in a year... Read more »

and the band played on

Posted by hopefulone, 5 Replies
i started reading and the band played on...i am 30 and i had viewed the movie many years ago....i cannot put the book down it is amazing.

we are all so fortunate that we were not infected in those early days. it is so sad to think about what... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im brazilian, journalist, 39 years old, positive since 1999. After three decades of epidemy this Ben Shilts book is true. Life is here, Aids is not a death sentence, ill survive ( like Gloria Gaynor song), but as I died. When I discovered... Read more »