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Which Sex Has The Highest Percent Of Hiv

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV collect epidemiological data for the transgender population. In 2002, "FTM" and "MTF" became gender reporting options in publicly funded HIV counselling and testing sites in California. Transgender persons have the overall highest HIV diagnosis rate (6.3%) of any group in the state, higher than that of MSM (4.8%). Over half of these cases are in the San Francisco Bay Area; one-third are in Los Angeles and Southern California. African...
Ask the Experts

Time to set safe sex straight! (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2011)

Dear Dr Bob, I am so thankful you are here but its time to set people like me straight! I have just had oral sex with an unknown individual at a bathhouse.I have had similar scares before but very lucky! Why I keep putting myself through this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with appropriate qualifying statements regarding the degree of risk involved. See the chapter devoted to oral sex in the archives of this forum. Oral sex, while not 100% safe, is for some folks "safe enough." Every individual needs to decide what... Read more »

Taking Truvada and need for practicing safer sex (TRUVADA PrEP, 2010)

I am HIV-. If I decide to take Truvada to lessen my chances of getting the virus from HIV+ partners, do I need to use condoms or will taking the medication be enough.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ongoing condom or sterile syringe use. In developed nations, PrEP may only be shown to be cost-effective in individuals at highest risk for HIV infection. But just as we have fought to make sure that ARVs are available to HIV-positive people... Read more »

I am very scared

Dear Dr. Frascino, please help me. My name is Carlos, Im 26 years old.I am gay, recently out of the closet, experiencing for the first time my gaylife.A month ago, I had sex with 4 different men (a guy in different days, in a perdiod of 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can offer you other than a dose of reality by reiterating the facts. Unprotected sex places you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Unprotected receptive anal sex carries the highest risk of all sexual practices. Those are the facts, but I doubt I'm... Read more »

confused about risks

What do you think about this study in the following link: puts both receptive oral and insertive anal in the same risk category (0.04 to 0.06...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...should also be addressed by interventions targeting high-risk homosexual and bisexual men.This paper reinforces the fact that the highest risk behavior is receptive anal intecourse which, according to this paper, amy carry a risk of transmission... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States: Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics and Prevalence of HIV and HSV-2 Infection: Results From National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2006

... The team undertook the current study to describe demographic and behavioral characteristics, together with HIV and herpes simplex virus type 2 infections, among men who have sex with men (MSM) identified through a population-based nationally Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: HIV/AIDS Data Prompt New Warning on Safe Sex

...Association for Healthy Communities," said Young. "Of all HIV notifications last year in Queensland, 88 percent were in males, and the highest notification rates were in the 25-34 years age group." According to Young, the figures emphasize the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of New HIV Cases in Wisconsin Rises 9 Percent in 2006

... The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) recently reported a 9 percent increase in new HIV diagnoses, from 373 in 2005 to 408 in 2006. More than half the new diagnoses -- 226 -- were in residents living in the southeastern Read more »
Housing Works

HIV-Positive Activists and Allies Confront DC Government to Demand a Massive Scale-Up of Resources to Address DC's HIV Emergency

...related deaths. The Nation's Capital has an HIV infection rate and an AIDS death rate far above the national average and among the highest in the Western Hemisphere. DC Fights Back, Campaign to End AIDS, and allies demand that the DC Government,... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...million). The population of sub-Saharan Africa will be 19% lower. In the United States, there are 980,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and 45,000 newly infected. In Canada, 65,000 people are infected with HIV. The rates of infection among our... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...universal access to HIV prevention and treatment. Avahan, the foundation's $200-million India AIDS Initiative, works in the six highest-prevalence states in India to expand access to comprehensive prevention services, with particular... Read more »

Heterosexual AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...It kind of struck me the other day that I know of no heterosexuals that have gotten AIDS. Why is this? Why do gay men only get it. I know that they say that heteros get it to but I really Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello and an advance thank you to those who reply! I have a few relatively complicated questions about the transmission of the HIV virus. First, these "odds" that are quoted, are these concerning the chance of seroconversion assuming that HIV has... Read more »