African American Aids Statistics In Memphis Tn

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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,
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Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has been suppressed to undetectable levels. Regarding natural... Read more »

African American Epzicom/Truvada

Based on the last ACTG study A5202 (Epzicom), the other study about abacavir producing heart problems, and knowing that Truvada could produce kidney problems because of Viread: Should an African American (more susceptible to kidney problems) taking...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If you've been successful on Epzicom/Kaletra for 2 years, the data from ACTG 5202 (as I understand them), would say that you are at no greater risk of treatment failure at this point than had you started on Truvada/Kaletra.I'd... Read more »

Atripla, African Americans and Garlic

Hey Docs,I have 2 questions.1. I have read that the Sustiva Component in Atripla in African American's are absorbed at a higher rate leading to much greater side effects. Does Sustiva come in various degree's of potency to be modified if taken...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Yes, the efavirenz part of Atripla (AKA Sustiva, Stocrin) is metabolized (not absorbed) more slowly among some persons of African and Asian descent. This is associated with genetic variations in the liver enzyme... Read more »


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
...referral, 605-343-8762 TennesseeAIDS Centers of Excellence Project Chattanooga C.A.R.E.S. Columbia CARES Community HIV Network (Memphis)Network of social and medical service HIV/AIDS organizations Friends for Life Hope Center Nancy's... Read more »
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Observed February 7

...annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) . This national mobilization effort is designed to encourage African Americans across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved and get... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Outreach Program, Hotline Link HIV-Positive Residents With Needed Services

...surrounding counties average 450 new cases each year. Of the region's 7,156 people living with HIV, more than 80 percent are African American. Since an estimated 2,934 people with HIV are not receiving care, the county launched the "Know Now,... Read more »
The Body

Monday Reflection: Doers Not Dreamers ...

...Dream speech as a starting point for conversation. Instead, we were reminded that Dr. King was assassinated working. He was in Memphis supporting the garbage workers boycott. We were reminded that Dr. King's work began with Civil Rights but once... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Events Recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...Free Dinner Conference. The dinner will include comments from Carol Henderson Belton, an associate professor of English and black American studies at the University of Delaware , and Abbott Laboratories HIV specialist Robert Adams. In... Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
...Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Full Blown Black Woman. Lookin for friends.

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...years. Considering I am only in my early 30's. So I have lost out on so much in life yet I have gained alot. Im a professional african american woman who manages to work full time and run a business. Just lookin to really connect with some... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV is growing as people become newly infected and as more patients survive thanks to HIV drugs. The report also... Read more »