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African American Men And HIV Denial

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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

non-existence of hiv? (AIDS DENIALISM, 2010)

Dear Doctor Robert Frascino,I am hiv positive since 2004 and am doing just fine. No coinfections, mild side effects (fatigue mostly), no oportunistic infections, cd 4 cell count of 714, viral load undetected since the i begun taking antiretrovirals....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stated the nonexistence theory sounds like bullshit and that's exactly what it is. What you've been reading is called "AIDS Denialism" and I've discussed it many times in this forum. I'll reprint below a small sample of what you can find in the... Read more »

no true scientific proof that hiv exists - see website (AIDS DENIALISM, 2010)

hey, I know you have adressed this topic multiple times, however it would be good to know whether it is a lie that hiv has never been seen under EM as is stated in this article about how the virus through rna pcr is detected and in testing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,See below. I've already addressed this Web site and the topic of AIDS denialism extensively. Don't be fooled by the nonsense and pseudoscience of that Web site or the rapidly dwindling number of AIDS denialists Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denialism goes mainstream?

Hello Dr.Have you heard about this "documentary" called "House of Numbers" that is wining all these international awards and being shown at film festivals all around the world? I saw a clip on their website and was absolutely shocked and dismayed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...could not see through this propaganda. The film is not winning awards. Rather, it's garnering bad reviews. (See below.) AIDS denialism is not going mainstream; it's circling the proverbial drain. Then again, there are folks who think Sarah Palin... Read more »

Deep Dish Denial

My boyfriend of three months is in denial of his confirmed HIV status. He actually believes there's a possibility his HIV+ status can turn into an HIV- one through prayer, time and well wishes. Moreover, he's doubtful of the help that trained HIV...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...course he always has that option. But he does not need to do so now in order to seek medical care.You are correct that he is in denial. There is no way for you to force the issue. You can speak to him and try to educate him about HIV. If he... Read more »
The Body

F***ing Friday: I Just Don't Get It

...want everyone having sex to understand their risk. So, men do have sex with men? Let's go there for a moment. Why are you in denial gay/bisexual men who just have sex with men (MSM) (whatever category you put yourself)? Is it that you think, if... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Black AIDS Awareness Day Event at University of Texas Medical Branch

...University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and timed to coordinate with national efforts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among African Americans. HIV/AIDS is a health crisis for blacks. Between 2000 and 2003, CDC reports the HIV/AIDS rates for... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...idea that is not true. In dealing with HIV, it's important to know reality from myth. Believing myths can result in fear, in denial, and even in damage to your health. Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment The myth: "HIV doesn't cause... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: The Truth About HIV/AIDS Denialism

...racism then, because one of the most at-risk communities for denialism is the African-American community. There are many African Americans who remain suspicious of the government, and are suspicious of "establishment" beliefs. There is a... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »


Posted by deeva, 6 Replies

Positive denial

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I've been positive since 1992 and have been in denial since then. I chose to "ignore" my result until 2004 and just put it at the back of my mind. I finally decided to go to a doctor Read more »

Shock, denial, fear........shame.....shame...shame

Posted by Ashamed, 5 Replies
...tests. His doctor is pretty confident that he is negative. When I called the guy I was dating over the summer, he went into denial and refused to get tested. So now I'm pretty much sure where I got it from. I've gone through so many emotional... Read more »