Because HIV can be passed through semen, insemination has some risk. A woman married to or in an otherwise monogamous relationship with a man are not at risk for HIV. However in both the above mentioned studies, a distinction was not made between GLB and heterosexual youth. They also had to meet criteria for homelessness, that is, in need of shelter or housing where basic needs can be met.

This nonsignificant finding is possibly due to the eligibility criteria. Sexual mixing patterns and partner characteristics of black msm in Massachusetts at increased risk for HIV infection and transmission. Limitations It is important to consider limitations of this study when interpreting the findings.

As others have noted, the use of substances has serious implications for the use of safer sex techniques Hirshfield et al. This page was last edited on 26 March , at The rate of transmission is higher in urban areas. Sexual health risk Age at first sexual experience for GLB youth was 13 years while for the heterosexual youth it was