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Gay poz male in CA looking to make new friends and share experiences

Posted by Saturn247, 3 Replies
Hi, I am a 39 year old, poz single gay male from California, looking to make new friends that can relate to living with HIV. I believe it is important to connect with others living with HIV, for support and share experiences. Read more »

CUBAN GAY MALE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER HIV+ FOR LTR.

Posted by Randall_Stone, 2 Replies
I-m a 30 year-old Cuban gay male looking for another positive guy to settle down and grow old by his side.
Please read my profile here for more information about me. And in case you're interested, send me a message letting me know your intentions,... Read more »

Looking for other gay male friends who are +

Posted by Trav, 3 Replies
I'm looking for other gay male friends who are positive that I can chat with them about this as well other things. I'm 25 and live on my own. Send me a private message with your number or email and I'll text you. Sorry I dont like talking on the... Read more »

Gay Male In Texas - Where do I start looking?

Posted by TheArchitect, 4 Replies
Gay Male In Texas - 34 years old 5'11 -185 lbs

This is my first time to ever try something like this, so I really do not know where to start. I am and have been ready to settle down, but I have not had much success with someone (positive) that... Read more »

Cuban gay male looking for another HIV+ guy to settle down.

Posted by Randall_Stone, 4 Replies
Cuban 30 year-old gay male looking for another positive guy to settle down and grow old by his side.
Please read my profile here for more information about me. And in case you're interested, send me a message letting me know your intentions, what... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Herpes - POZ male...could I get HIV too? Sick to my stomach

3 weeks after receiving a BJ from a POZ guy, I got a genital herpes outbreak (small - just 3 blisters, gone in 4 days). I have previously had genital herpes in the same area, so I don't know for sure I contracted it from him, or whether it was...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the... Read more »

What precautions should two positive male partners take?

Please excuse my ignorance. I've only been positive since July. I'm thinking of re-entering the dating world and have considered dating another positive guy. Are there any extra precautions that two positive male partners should take? How...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, reinfection is a possibility, but we don't know how often it actually occurs, as it is difficult to document. (See below.) As for precautions for two poz partners, it's the same as for anyone else. Remember, poz or neg, you need to... Read more »

Anal sex male to male for less than 30 seconds

I had anal sex with another man for less than 30 seconds. I was the giving in the situation. I did not ejaculate. I don't know his HIV status. I have had no smyptoms after the first month. Now it has been between 2 and 3 months now and I have...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Anytime you engage in penetrative sex (no matter how brief the time) with a partner of unknown HIV status you are taking a risk. Symptoms will not tell you if you have been infected. You must get an HIV test 90 days from the date of the... Read more »

colorectal & or prostate care in gay HIV+ male vs nongay males

I need your opinion as to my concerns with my colorectal surgeon, my circumstances, long-term prognosis, and how best to proceed.I FEEL IT WOULD BE MORE BENEFICIAL IF I COULD SEE A GAY COLORECTAL SURGEON AND / OR ONE WHO TREATS A LARGE NUMBER OF GAY...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dear Jerry,I have edited your email to remove your last name and that of your surgeon. Your general questions are excellent ones. First -- do gay men with or without HIV have different issues regarding anal health? Absolutely. The key issues relate... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Looks at Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Among Black Men in Baltimore

HIV risk appears to be lower among U.S. black men who have been circumcised and are considered at high risk of contracting the virus than among black men who have not been circumcised, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Study Looks at How Young Males Get Information About AIDS and STDs After High School

A study in the January/February issue of Family Planning Perspectives examines where young men obtain new information about the prevention of STDs/HIV and whether they carry the prevention messages that they received as adolescents with them in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Looks at HIV Risk Among Male Clients of Sex Workers in Tijuana, Mexico

"A large percentage" of U.S. and Mexican men who regularly engage in sexual activity with sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico, do not use condoms and have a history of substance and alcohol use, according to a study published in the online journal AIDS,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Five African Countries Look at Male Circumcision to Curb AIDS

Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia are in talks with UNAIDS about making circumcision more accessible to men as part of HIV prevention efforts, according to UNAIDS adviser Tomas Lundstrom. The proposed strategy is based on a... Read more »