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Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
This is my first post in here. I live my life as if I'm not infected, and try to be just like everybody else that I see walking down the street, having fun, and enjoying life. I'm fairly accomplished, and have made some of my greatest... Read more »

Im a straight man in Texas looking for some hiv+ friends

Posted by Sparrow, 5 Replies
I was diagnosed almost 1 year ago,. Im pretty a handsome guy who lives in the country. Just lookin for some people like me who are female that want to be friends. Read more »

Why is there no section for Straight Men w/ HIV

Posted by LatinoHeat, 4 Replies
I am a Straight Male living with HIV. I was curious why there is no Section for Straight Men w/ HIV. I see one for Women, Teens and Gay Men. I am very curious. Read more »

Straight man from Baltimaore

Posted by riverprincess
Is there any straight men from Baltimore here. Got a friend looking for a sincere no games, no hustles, straight man from Baltimore Please respind
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straight men

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
do straight men get hiv from women because they should have a site for hiv straight men they have women and gay but no straight guys forum Read more »
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How can I have KS? I'm a straight man!

I am only 23 years old and have had 2 sexual partners. I am a heterosexual male with no homosexual experiences. I have just been diagnosed with Kaposi's Sarcoma on my penis and my left foot. How could this be? I have tested negative on 1 DNA...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by a herpesvirus called human herpesvirus-8 (also know as HHV8, or KS-associated virus). It is indeed possible to get KS withOUT getting HIV. This sounds like what happened in your case. KS is quite a frequent... Read more »

Straight men Don't Get HIV?

Dr. Bob:I read a magazine article that stated the odds of straight men being infected by HIV is astronomical. What do you think?Thanks. Keep up the great work....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are reading a work of "science fiction," because the true epidemiological facts are very well known. Worldwide, heterosexual transmission is the most common route for acquiring HIV infection.Stay well and... Read more »

Blood supply and donation question (gay vs straight)

Is the Window Period the same for a gay man as opposed to a straight man? (6 months). Then why does it matter for the blood supply, (men sex with men). If a gay man passes the 6 month window period is it the same as a straight man? I am a little...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The bottom line is that the blood bank organizations and the FDA have strong mandates to make the blood supply as safe as possible. This is in everyone's interest. In order to do this, "high risk" donors are deferred. Such deferrals... Read more »

"Straight" (not) from Brazil!

Hello Doctor(s),I'm a 31year-old gay latin (Brazilian)man, who's been leaving with HIV for about 3 years now (CD4= 387; VL= 280,000). A year ago I was diagnosed with pulmonar TB (the treatment was sucessful having lasted 6 months)....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting.The regimen you were prescribed is very good. It is almost identical to Atripla a three in one combination of Viread, Sustiva, and Emtriva (which I assume is not available in Brazil yet). Let us know how things go for... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

Why Black Straight Men Are Missing From the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

This is the second in a series of editorials about the critical role that Black men play in ending the AIDS epidemic in Black America. In a previous editorial , I shared three reasons that Black men matter in the fight against HIV/AIDS, whether... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting it Straight: HIV as a Gay Disease Is a Myth That Refuses to Die

"HIV is a gay disease." This is a myth that refuses to die. Misinformation, fear, ignorance and media sensationalism continue to fuel this myth in America. For every one person like me trying to tell the truth about HIV transmission, there seems to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Q&A: Dr. Lisa Bowleg, Researcher on Stress, Sex and HIV Risk Among Straight Black Men

Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D. , an associate professor at Philadelphia's Drexel University School of Public Health, focuses primarily on community health and prevention issues for women. Yet at this year's International AIDS Conference , she presented a study... Read more »
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Setting the Record Straight: Minnesota v. Rick

In late August, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned an HIV-positive man's conviction by a jury for "attempted first-degree assault by communicable disease." State of Minnesota v. Rick , A12-0058 (Minnesota 2013). However, Mr. Rick's victory did... Read more »