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African American Women And HIV And Down Low Theory

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

Fast Facts African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. The rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is 8 times that of whites based on population size. Gay and bisexual men account for most new infections among African Americans; young gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 are the most affected of this group. Blacks/African Americans* have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups...
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HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov... Read more »

prevelance of OIs in African American women

Is there any OI'S that are more prevalent among African American women with HIV?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV infected African American women have the same risks for OI's as other s with HIV infections; these risks are determined in large part by the integrity of the immune system as measured by CD 4 T cell numbers; JLS.... Read more »

African Americans

Just wondering I am a WM HIV+ for about a year now. Last year I hooked up with a african american girl and we ahd unprotected sex (that was before I knew I was infected).She is just now getting tested, because it took some work tracking her down....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. The risk factors are the same for everyone. Unprotected sex and injection drug use are responsible for transmitting HIV.... Read more »

I slept with an african american bisexual prostitute!!!

I have written to you 4 times and counting!!!!!!!!!!Doc, I made a boo boo, as the title explicitly states. The encounter included unprotected oral, broken condom, and nipple suckage, ( I think she might have had a kid, little milk).I cheated on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Boston Bobby,1.Nope.2.Extremely doubtful, based on your history and excessive testing to date. However, HIV-antibody testing taken prior to three months is not considered definitive, and I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV... Read more »
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ATTENTION! ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WOMEN

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN TO SPECIALLY TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE NOTES ON THESE TITLES THAT WE SO-CALLED OURSELVES TODAY.SINGLE,MARRIED,OR SHACKING WITH SOMEONE SO,LADIES I`AM POZGAL43 AND I CAN TOUCH ON EACH ONE OF THESE... Read more »

These Guys On The Down Low

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
They live on the down low says J.L. King, author of the Down Low.

Well in the African American community this lifestyle is completely off the hook.

These are men who have sex with men and women---whether they are married, have a girlfriend or just a... Read more »

Question for African American Women

Posted by sadiesmom, 2 Replies
Do you feel you have good support from your church? My daughter is living with HIV and although the members of my congregation have been supportive, I have not been satisfied with the spiritual leaders. I just read an article that summarizes my... Read more »

A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into google.com you get multiple results for thebody.com. so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »