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Impact Of HIV/AIDS On African Americans

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing ...
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STOPPING MY TRUVADA'?????? (BONE DISEASE AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

HII HAVE BEEN ON KALETRA Y TRUVADA FOR 4YRS NOW AND TODAY MY DC HAS TOLD ME TO STOP THE TRUVADA AND JUST TAKE KALETRA 2 IN THE MRNING N 2 EVENING??I HAVE JUST RECENTLY IN 2010 HAD 2 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS DUE TO AVASCULAR NICROSIS,PLEASE PLEASE IS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(you can use ankle weights)Working out with weights or weight machinesStair climbingHikingAerobicsJoggingIf you can't do high-impact weight-bearing activities, try lower-impact ones. For example, try walking or stair climbing instead of jogging.... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cruciferous vegetables). Some phytochemicals work as antioxidants, but others appear to have different mechanisms of action. How HIV Impacts Nutrition ... and Vice Versa In the early years of the epidemic, healthcare providers soon learned that... Read more »

Contact

Hello, my question isn't in this category at all... I just had to say I've been reading your responses to various questions and you are so clever! Your responses are calming, and hysterical! To be able to make some sort of humor out of these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counseling and emergency assistance program Our Common WelfareDrug treatment and HIV counseling in the metro-Atlanta area Positive Impact (Atlanta)Mental health services and other support for people with HIV/AIDS and their families Safe Haven,... Read more »

Ethnicity and metabolism effect on HIV progression?

I am 40 years old, African-American male,HIV+ Cd 375 and Vl 32,000 diagnoised two months ago, most likely contracted disease two years ago. This seems as though the virus has developed quickly? My concern is the progression of the HIV in African...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There is no data to suggest that ethnicity or race affects one's response to HIV treatment. There have been a few retrospective studies looking at whether ethnicity affects HIV disease progression. the data Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Survey on Impact of HIV/AIDS Public Education Campaigns on African Americans

...on Friday reported on a new national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation on the impact of HIV/AIDS media campaigns on African Americans (Wilson, "Morning Edition," NPR, 10/15). Viacom and the Kaiser Family Foundation in January 2003... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Disproportionately Affected: The Impact of HIV in African-American Lives

...testing positive for HIV. The following interviews with local African-Americans highlight their responses to the disproportionate impact of AIDS on African-American communities and the impact of HIV/AIDS in their personal lives. Teresa Gantt... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Murder Mystery Film to Highlight HIV Among African Americans

... On Feb. 22, actor-filmmaker Bill Duke will debut "Cover," a murder mystery that touches on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community. The film stars include Louis Gossett Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Patti LaBelle, and Mya. Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

AAHU Deadline Fast Approaching -- Get Your Applications in by February 5

...community is vital to the mobilization of Black people and institutions towards ending the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS. The African American HIV University (AAHU) Community Mobilization College (CMC) is an intensive program that builds... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...chapters in 50 states and approximately 250,000 membersthe NAACP has played a critical leadership role in advancing the rights of African Americans and evolving American democracy in ways that are relevant to the lives of all Americans. The... Read more »

spoken word poets, Emcess

Posted by Keya
...challenging in sharing your personal story about living with HIV/AIDS in public through your art? Also, how has living with the virs impacted your self worth? How do you find ways to empower yourself in your craft? Is there anyone want to... Read more »

Questions to really think about.......

Posted by Overstressed, 3 Replies
...organized religion place in HIV/AIDS prevention? 2.What do you do,personaly to prevent transmission of HIV? 3. Do you feel race has impact on HIV infection? Why or Why not? Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...prevention interventions, 2) Better define online social networks of seropositive MSM of color that frequent chat rooms 3) Assess impact of Katrina and Rita on these social networks and the utilization of chat rooms. Your taking part is... Read more »