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Sexuality Discrimination And The Rise In Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...others with HIV. The rates of STDs remain high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g., traditional gender roles and cultural norms such as "machismo" contribute to the perception of Hispanic/Latino gay men as "failed...
Ask the Experts

Sexual Orientation and HIV???

Hey Doc, it's the "Advocate" stopping by again, the last post I responded to was the health care crap someome was spewing, but I just had to comment on some of the last couple of posts...What is with the sexually confused men...the last 3 posts i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...having hot sexual encounters with the same sex partners?" The answer is a resounding "both!"". . . Are they worried about their HIV risk receiving a bj because it was performed by another man??" Yep! Absolutely. They would not feel as guilty or... Read more »

HIV is not so bad anymore (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2010)

I understand you must keep the prevention message high but do you think that the Fear HIV method is still functioning after 2 decades of the HIV epidemic? Don't you think it's the same as putting warning messages on cigarette packages which never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...aspects they have even worsen the situation. Now people fear to get tested and they fear to make sex with positives which leads to discrimination. I know a swiss site which recommends to not engage in sexual relations with HIV positives to avoid... Read more »

My HIV MD discriminates because of my weight

I will like to first tell you about myself, I am 47, male and was diagnosed with AIDS a little over 3 years ago and I am currently on antivirals (Viramune, Truvada) and I also suffer from clinical depression and are on anti-depressents (Zoloft,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...then, the prognosis for HIVers was about 10 years max. We've made remarkable, in fact miraculous, improvements in treatment of HIV/AIDS, which have dramatically decreased both morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) as demonstrated by the fact... Read more »

U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row

Hi Doc, Last week some news came out about about syphilis on the rise, but what I found most disturbing is that it said it is "driven largely by cases among gay and bisexual men."What is going on to cause this? Granted, it can't kill you but this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...believe your son should get married, adopt children or have equal rights. And they are actively trying to write this bigotry and discrimination into the Constitution of the United Sates! Finally, as for your gay son also being a Republican, well,... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

No Turning Back: HIV and Gay Male Sexuality

...cases among MSM did not begin to decline until the advent of HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) in 1996. Today, new HIV/AIDS cases are actually increasing among MSM -- a 9% increase from 2001 to 2004, with the largest in increase... Read more »
Global Forum on MSM & HIV

Landmark Global Initiative Seeks to Reduce HIV Among Gay Men by Tackling Widespread Stigma and Discrimination

...ambitious international initiative to address rising rates of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) by working to reduce stigma, discrimination and violence against this marginalized population. Supported by a consortium of funders,... Read more »
World AIDS Campaign

Lead the Change: Young Women, HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

...full partnership with young persons, parents, families, educators and health-care providers" (UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, article 53) Some relevant international and regional agreements for young women's SRHR and HIV are listed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Stable in Asia but Rising Among Women, Gay Men

...HIV prevalence is below 1 percent everywhere in Asia except Thailand, the region also has a low diagnosis rate due in part to discrimination and cultural and legal barriers, the report said. About two-thirds of Chinese with HIV have not sought... Read more »
Connect With Others

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention methods that work but also, the presidents government policies on HIV/AIDS prevention are endangering lives! President Bush is not in touch with what works and what doesn't. He fails to... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

Posted by bradford
...HIV/AIDS-Stigma and Discrimination by Bradford McIntyre Individuals should not have to suffer all losses due to illness! Men, women and children are suffering Read more »

HIV Prevention

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS. I believe there is a serious problem stemming from the lack of media coverage, when it comes to educating people about HIV/AIDS. Where is the media? How can there be any real understanding about HIV/AIDS and HIV prevention, without the... Read more »

HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Voices ARE Necessary As an individual living with HIV for 20 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination for nearly a decade now. I believe there is a serious problem stemming from the lack of media... Read more »