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African American Hiv Statistics

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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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HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good resource?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov Read more »

African Americans

Just wondering I am a WM HIV+ for about a year now. Last year I hooked up with a african american girl and we ahd unprotected sex (that was before I knew I was infected).She is just now getting tested, because it took some work tracking her down....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No. The risk factors are the same for everyone. Unprotected sex and injection drug use are responsible for transmitting HIV. Read more »

prevelance of OIs in African American women

Is there any OI'S that are more prevalent among African American women with HIV?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV infected African American women have the same risks for OI's as other s with HIV infections; these risks are determined in large part by the integrity Read more »

I slept with an african american bisexual prostitute!!!

I have written to you 4 times and counting!!!!!!!!!!Doc, I made a boo boo, as the title explicitly states. The encounter included unprotected oral, broken condom, and nipple suckage, ( I think she might have had a kid, little milk).I cheated on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi, Boston Bobby,1.Nope.2.Extremely doubtful, based on your history and excessive testing to date. However, HIV-antibody testing taken prior to three months is not considered definitive, and I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV Read more »
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African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center: Movers and Shakers: Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama Gives Five-Point Plan for Fighting HIV

...community. We are experiencing the highest rates of new infections and deaths compared to all other groups. Indeed, although African Americans comprise only 12 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 40 percent of the 930,000 estimated... Read more »
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African-American Resource Center: HIV Frontlines -- U.S. Edition: African Americans Tell Their Stories About HIV in a New Book

...immediately surrounded Jeffrey with love and support. Inspired by his family's experience, Gil began gathering stories from dozens of African Americans about how HIV had altered their lives. The result is Not in My Family: AIDS in the... Read more »
The Body

Visit Our Newly Updated African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center!

...also features other resources and great articles to read, including: Profiles in Courage : First-person stories from African Americans on living, loving and fighting with HIV. Movers & Shakers : Interviews from African-American... Read more »
Office of Minority Health

HIV/AIDS and African Americans

... Although African Americans are only 13% of the U.S. population, they account for 47% of HIV/AIDS cases in 2005. African American males had almost 8 times 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 »

New African/African American Meeting Place Online

Posted by Anonymous
...Greetings, We have started a new HIV/AIDS website dedicated to African/African Americans. We currently have the ability for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the community and hiv dating. We Read more »

Question for African American Women

Posted by sadiesmom, 2 Replies
...Do you feel you have good support from your church? My daughter is living with HIV and although the members of my congregation have been supportive, I have not been satisfied with the spiritual leaders. I just Read more »

African Americans

Posted by Darnell, 1 Reply
...am a graduate student now, writing my thesis on: Strategies and Approaches of the Transformative Leader in the Fight against HIV/AIDS among High Risk Minority Youth... If anyone would like to be surveyed for this or help with this, please let me... Read more »