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Straight Men And Hiv

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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 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 »

no forum for straight poz men?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
there is no forum for hetero poz men at thebody? why is this?? are the numbers for hetero poz men so low??

thanks

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Straight Male and HIV+

Posted by Anonymous
I got refered to this site after a post on a bullitin board. Several times The Body was mentioned as the definiteve net resource for HIV+. It is rather disconcerting to see that THE HIV+ site has a focus on gay men, and women, but...no straight... Read more »

Finding straight people to date...

Posted by Kristastar, 3 Replies
I am bothered that there is not a forum thread for straight men and straight women. I noted that there is a forum for gay men. I am also bothered that all the attention and support is for those whom are gay and/or black. How does a straight man find... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... Read more »

Sexual Abuse...Sold for sex at 14...HIV+...Straight

I am a male sexually abused by older uncle starting at age 12 and by an Aunt at 10...my uncle began selling me to men at 14 to feed his own drug habit...poor I started selling myself at 16 to get the things I wanted and to support my mother and 7...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I am sorry to hear of all your past and ongoing experiences, especially your history of being exploited and the continuing effects of that trauma. I would encourage you to focus on the present and begin to tackle these issues... Read more »

straight forward question pls answer this!!

hi dr shannon, i had a sex just 1 time with condom but it broke .she has hiv positive. after 12th&17th week i did hiv antibody blood test both are negative .my question is am i hiv free?can i trust these results? pls tell me thank you....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines are to be tested initially at 3 weeks and then again at 90 days. If this test shows negative and there have been no other exposures then you are HIV free. You have fallen into this with being tested at 17 weeks. So yes you... Read more »
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TheBody.com

New Harlem Campaign Shines Light on Straight Black Men and HIV

Iris House, a New York-based campaign founded to help women living with HIV/AIDS and their families, is bringing heterosexual men into the conversation about the epidemic by launching the "Keep it 100" campaign. It's hard to deny the lack of... Read more »
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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Almost One in 10 Straight Men on the "Down-Low," Study Finds

A 2003 random telephone survey sample of 4,193 male New York City residents found a high proportion of men self-identifying as heterosexual nevertheless also reporting sex with men. The study is a wake-up call for doctors not to make assumptions... Read more »