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Why Are More African Americans And Hispanics Getting Infected

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Get the Facts
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,
Ask the Experts

medication

I have been on Atripla for 8 months now for HIV and having no problems. Will this prevent my chances of getting AIDS and what is the expected life span for a person with HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suggests, you'll live about three and a half years longer than a man, on average; if you're Hispanic, you'll die sooner than an African American, and both of you will die sooner than a white person.Here's the thing: In the real world, these two... Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accomplish Future President Obama's plan to combat HIV/AIDS, not only worldwide, but domestically as well.Dr. BobHIV/AIDS Among African AmericansAugust 2008In the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At... Read more »

update (SWEAT, 2009)

I wrote in yesterday...my question was if, a non-smoking,non-drug user,monogomous, heterosexual can become infected with HIV &/or Hepatitis C inside a Native American Sweat Lodge amidst the sweat from HIV &/or Hepatitis C infected individuals &/or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection rates remain alarmingly high among young people, women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Women are at least twice as likely to contract HIV through vaginal sex with infected... Read more »

Kindly Please have an explaination for this topic.

The article 'HIV Incidence' http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/incidence.htm said that 'New technology and methodology developed by CDC show that the incidence of HIV in the United States is higher than was previously known. ' Could you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be seven times as high as for whites (83.7 per 100,000 people versus 11.5 per 100,000) and almost three times as high as for Hispanics (29.3 per 100,000 people), a group that was also disproportionately affected.The C.D.C. has known of the new... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African-American and Hispanic Adolescents' Intentions to Delay First Intercourse: Parental Communication as a Buffer for Sexually Active Peers

...responsiveness in sex discussions on the negative relationship between sexually active peers and sexual delay among African-American and Hispanic adolescents. To study the effects of mother-adolescent sex discussions and peer norms on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fighting HIV Among African Americans

... HIV is a crisis in African American communities, threatening the health, well-being and potential of African American men and women of all ages in the United States. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV Infection Between Blacks/African Americans and Other Racial/Ethnic Populations -- 37 States, 2005-2008

... Since early in the HIV epidemic, blacks/African Americans have been disproportionately affected, the report authors noted. Drawing on data from the National HIV Surveillance System, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Heightened National Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

... As the impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans has grown over time, so have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) efforts to address it. We are highly committed Read more »
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Conducting a survey

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello Im conducting a survey and would like anyone that can relate to contact me. My research is on african americans (women or men) and how they have the highest rate of being infected with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Now I prefer an african american Read more »

Money for a photo shoot

Posted by katherineD, 1 Reply
...preferable that the person has NOT modeled for an HIV medication already. Men- African America, Caucasian and Hispanic Women- African American WHAT One ad is a testimonial for Atripla, so the people in it need to be currently taking Atripla.... Read more »

Looking for Real People with HIV for Photo Shoot in Atlanta

Posted by talentsoup
...advertising for an HIV drug and the ads will target health care professionals. We are looking for Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic men and women ages 30-40, to participate in the photo shoot for the ads. Here are the details about the... Read more »

The Problem in Hispanic and Black Communities.

Posted by youngman, 1 Reply
...Why is it that the Hispanic and African American Communities here in the United States are being hit the hardest with the HIV/AIDS problem. Is it possible because prevention Read more »