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Older African American Management Of HIV/AIDS Stigma

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...have the overall highest HIV diagnosis rate (6.3%) of any group in the state, higher than that of MSM (4.8%). Over half of these cases are in the San Francisco Bay Area; one-third are in Los Angeles and Southern California. African Americans bear the greatest HIV burden among the state's transgender persons, with the highest rate of HIV diagnosis (28.6%). HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender persons face myriad challenges that place...
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Eliminating the Stigma of HIV/AIDS -we are all one.

Dr. Bob,Our hero- we have to work together to eliminate the stigma of hiv/aids. We are all affected. It's heros like you would motivate us to want to help out the cause. What should we do. We need hiv positive doctors working out in the field in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello HIV Crier Man,Well, the folks who run this site have told me my comments are viewed by more than 1,500,000 folks every month. That's Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made Read more »

HIV and stigma

I have been aids pos for 4 years since 05, since that time I had to quit my job because of cryptococcal menengitis, I tried short term disability but I was quietly pushed to file social security, sinece then I have found it impossible to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your town or city and a list will pop up.) You may well benefit from joining a support group of folks with similar issues. Your HIV specialist physician should also have a list of support services that might be helpful. Hopefully, close friends... Read more »

Dutch HIV campaign to fight stigma

Dear Dr. Young,Dutch guy here again. I don't have a real question but I like to inform you and the readers about a Dutch campaign initiated by HIV positive people. It's up to you to decide whether it's suitable to publish.So, about the campaign: The...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear DG,Happy to post your thoughts.Best of health, BY Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older African Americans' Management of HIV/AIDS Stigma

...The study authors aimed to describe HIV/AIDS-related stigma in a population disproportionately affected by the disease, older African Americans living in the South. Four focus groups were conducted with 24 men and women older than age 50 who... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

A Critical Lens on the African-American Church and HIV

...influence people, especially people of color. Since HIV is a preventable disease, our role must begin by pulling down strongholds of fear. Faith-Based Organizations There is no official federal definition of a faith-based organization... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

...the body after it is stopped, increasing the risk of resistance. ACTG 384, a study reported at the 2009 CROI, looked at 156 African Americans who had peripheral neuropathy (numbness or pain in their hands and feet). The researchers looked at the... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Stopping HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

...This is Bonnie Goldman, and I'm here with Phill Wilson, executive director and founder of the Black AIDS Institute. Even though African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV for many years, much of the black community seems not... Read more »
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Graduate Research on Stigma Towards HIV

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
... Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

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 »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...44. By 1996, it would no longer be the leading cause of death for all Americans in this age group, but would rank first among African Americans and third among women aged 25 to 44. Rapper Eazy-E dies of AIDS A member of the seminal gangsta... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...CDC said. Hispanics were 2.6 times more likely than whites to be infected. Click for related content AIDS virus decades older than thought AIDS epidemic hits men hard, analysis shows New HIV infections in NYC are 3 times U.S. rate In... Read more »