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Why Is Hiv Called A Gay Disease

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

... In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that
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25% of gay men are HIV+ in SF?

Hi Doc,According to some estimates, 25% of gay men here in San Francisco are HIV-positive. This is the mean estimate and the percentage may be higher or lower. How accurate do you think this is? And why is it not more widely publicized. If it's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...estimates based on representative sampling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded some of these studies. They found HIV prevalence rates as high as 24% in gay men living in San Francisco (2005 statistical estimate). Other... Read more »

gay anal sex with two hiv negatives

dr bob,i am really worried because my gay friend and i had gay sex and anal! is there any way we can get HIV or any other form of STI if neither of us have them to begin with?please help im stressing!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! Your stressing would have been short-lived if you checked the archives! See below.Dr. BobHow can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)May 13, 2008 How can... Read more »

Gay HIV+ partner has bareback sex with other HIV+ people

Hi, I'm in an open gay relationship with my HIV+ partner whereas i am HIV-. We always have protected anal sex (oral unprotected)My partner continues to have unprotected sex with other positive guys even though i have stressed that this is bad. Can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...now 526(26%) , viral load was 152,000 now 80,030.I am not scheduled for labs till end of Jan. At the present rate I will have aids by then. I'm new at this. Am I superinfected? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Sorry to hear about your recent... 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), Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brian Bond on National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

... The White House liaison to the LGBT community marked Monday, National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, with a commentary calling for a renewed commitment to fight the disease among men who have sex with men. According Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...to Make Sex Safer? Conclusions Introduction Why are some gay men still having unprotected anal sex in the age of HIV/AIDS? Whether you're a man who rejects the term "barebacking" as stigmatizing, dismisses the act and any... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, September 27, 2009

... On Sept. 27, the second annual National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we pause to mourn the hundreds of thousands of gay and bisexual men who have died with AIDS, and we strengthen Read more »
The Body

Where the Gay Men Roam: At Pre-Conference Event, Leaders Discuss Gay Response to HIV

...the globe. In this, the first of daily video blogs from Vienna, I'm taking you along to meet leaders from the gay response to HIV/AIDS. You'll hear from Michel Sidibe of the United Nations, saying that a world in which gay men face... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men

Posted by TheBody
...Are you a man who's into other men? Are you looking for HIV/AIDS information from a safe, trusted place that was created with you in mind? TheBody.com's new HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Read more »

newly gay and now HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 17 Replies
...But has to be him. I have three children who i share custody with, the youngest is 4. My ex and my children dont know i am gay and certainly wont know that i have this virus. I of course will be very careful with them. The guy i was dating... Read more »

Religion - HIV - GAY

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
...To those of you who are church-goers, how do you deal with the negativity of churches - especially when you are both gay and HIV? I am having some trouble with this, so any thoughts would be appreciated..... :) Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here is the article that critizes these ads. HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience By Sharon... Read more »