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HIV Myths And Misunderstandings In Communities Of Color

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential, name-based HIV reporting.
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hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question. In the United States, blacks and other people of color are affected by HIV/AIDS out of proportion to their makeup of the population. The major reason for this is that HIV is, itself, an opportunistic Read more »

hair color and HIV antibody test result.

Dear Dr. Conway, I have a very itchy scalp, for which I use OLUX foam. Some times because of the scratching, my scalp breaks and some times even bleeds on my pillow. It is very uncomfortable. On top of it I used the hair color because i have white...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...For the HIV antibody test to be falsely negative, you would need to be taking a potent, systemic immunosuppressant for a good length of time. Read more »

Semen color

Yes I will certainly agree with the previous patient from this TheBody-forum that my semen color and quality has considerably ranged and varied significantly in the abnormal range from yellowish, clear-watery-minimal, extremely scant-absent,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your comments are noted. KH Read more »

red colored urine

hello doc, my friend tested hiv poz 9 mths ago. now she is under medications. the problem with her is that she is havin pain while urinating and color of urine is red. her medications include triomune, virodin, virocomb. what would be the cause of...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
I think it is unlikely that her symptoms are related to her antiretroviral medications. I would be most concerned about a urinary tract infection; however, other things are also possible. She needs to be evaluated by her primary provider.Best,Eric Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

Fighting HIV in Communities of Color

...Vincent Du Latinos By Oscar Raúl López Native Peoples By Elton Naswood and Harlan Pruden Introduction Effective HIV prevention requires a variety of tools and approaches tailored for each person or community. To discuss the... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Communities of Color and HIV/AIDS

...From the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, people of color have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The impact of HIV and AIDS on communities of color has become more serious with every passing year. In 1982, people of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Conference Targets HIV in Communities of Color

... The HIV epidemic in communities of color will be the focus of a Sept. 15-16 conference hosted by the Boston AIDS Consortium. Some 300 Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Impact of HIV on Women and Communities of Color

...searching for a way to stop rising infection rates. In 2001, it is estimated that 40,000 people in the United States will contract HIV. Half of those newly positive will be under the age of 25, young people who have grown up with the AIDS... Read more »
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CDC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Posted by bartleby
... CDC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships for HIV Prevention in Communities of Color - Application deadline November 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 The Centers for Disease Control Read more »

Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager

Posted by Anonymous
...coordination and implementation of NMACs gay men of color policy initiative and stigma project. Conduct background research on HIV related stigma and its impact on communities of color. Collaborate with Communications Division to develop stigma... Read more »

Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager

Posted by Anonymous
...coordination and implementation of NMACs gay men of color policy initiative and stigma project. Conduct background research on HIV related stigma and its impact on communities of color. Collaborate with Communications Division to develop stigma... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Non-Organizations

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a small business owner looking to do an 11 x 17 calenar which will be targeted toward people of color. I would like to donate a portion of the proceeds from the calendar to a non-profit organizations which helps people of color. Read more »