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Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W., is a clinical social worker and co-director of the Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP), a program of Columbia University's Health and Related Services in New York City. He received his masters degree in social work from the Columbia University School of Social Work. The Gay Health Advocacy Project was one of the first college-based programs to provide HIV testing in this country. GHAP continues to provide campus-wide HIV testing, counseling and treatment management, and has served as a model for other University programs. GHAP is equally committed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LBGT) at Columbia University where Mr. Kull provides counseling, advocacy and innovative programming for those communities. The Next Generation Project -- an LBGT mentoring program to help bridge the generational gap in the community -- is one of GHAP's newest programs. Mr. Kull has been working with HIV-related issues in New York City for the past ten years, specifically focusing on it's impact in the gay community. His work has ranged from working for AIDS and LBGT-related media organizations to case work services for HIV-positive persons at Harlem Hospital Center. He was most recently a counselor at New York's Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center where he provided individual, couples and group counseling around issues of substance abuse, addictions and HIV for the Project Connect program. He has also facilitated support groups at Housing Works for HIV-positive gay men. Mr. Kull is also in private practice in New York City providing psychotherapy services. To contact him, click here.

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Will symptoms of HIV show in just days

Hello, your Q and A's are very comforting to me you seem to be a very positive doctor the world needs more of them. My question is would a person see symptoms of HIV within 2 to 2.5 days of contact not just with HIV but with any Sti. And would sore t...

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ARS fever--how common?

Hi Ryan, Fever is almost always found in ARS, right? Could it appear very early (gone <14 days) while the rest of the symptoms come a little later and last for over a month? In other words, would a doctor examining a patient who was going through sym...

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transmission odds thru massage with some hand to genital contact

hello, i'd like to ask a question, i went to a massage parlor, where, after massaging me for about 25 mins, the lady started to fondle my genitals (using her hands on me), this must have lasted for about 15 second, when i realized what was going on, ...

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oral anxiety

hey ryan, (i know you're not a doc but know you have the skills to calm me down as a csw) i've found your responses and advice very helpful. i think i've had more of an anxiety problem more than anything but... april 1 2003 about six weeks ago i gave...

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Does Kissing and touching spread STD?

Hi Doctor, I went to several sex workers during the past two months and I just touch them, kissed them on the mouth and head area and neck, and just suck their breasts.( but do not notice any blood or sores) My quetion is, may I contact STD? My testi...

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Sharing Sex Toys...

Hi. Please help!! My question is that, Would it be risky to share sex toys with my HIV positive galfriends. (as in sharing a dildo at both ends)? and Is it safe for a girl to masturbate once or twice every day? is it too much or does it cause any dis...

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Tattoos and HIV/Hep C

I recently recieved a tattoo. When I got my tattoo the artist used deodorant to make the impression darker. He put the deodorant stick directly to my skin. I decided I didn't like the position so he took off the ink and moved it but did not use the d...

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Human Bite & HIV

Dear Dr. Ryan, I have posted my question almost over 12 times, I did not get any response. This is very serious. A transexual person with HIV+ bite me with his teeth on my thumb on Dec 25/02. My thumb's skin was broken very badly, it was bleeding. I...

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lack of male circumcison & hiv

Dear Ryam, I read from a book that, risk factor for heterosexual hiv transmission, including contact with sex workers, multiple sexual partners, and LACK of male circumcison..etc.. My question is..masturbation with a sex worker in a man without circu...

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chlamydia

Mr. Kull; Since there was no response, I am asking this question a second time. I hope you'll be able to answer. For STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, I understand that transmission can occur via oral sex and LIVE in the throat. Given these facts...

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