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African American Women And Hiv Aids

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...South America, andWestern Europe. Sharing HIV-contaminated syringes for injecting drugs isanother frequent mode of transmission. Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Until recent years, little research had been done on women and HIV. Whilemany questions remain unanswered, available information shows that HIV affectsmen and women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of...
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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 »

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 »

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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
Hi,My responses are "calming and hysterical???" Hmmm . . . the image of someone being "hysterically calm" or "calmly hysterical" is rather amusing. As for my approach, I agree with author Paul Rudnick when he said, "Only money, rage, and science can... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While unable to share "personal" knowledge about the effects of HIV on menstruation, I'm more than ready, willing and able to share "direct" knowledge. See tha recent article from BETA below! The Web link is... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia: Young African-American Women Talk About HIV/AIDS

The recently formed nonprofit group Divas, Making Our People Healthier (Divas, MPH) co-sponsored a March 13 summit to educate the District's African-American females about the dangers of HIV/AIDS. "S.O.S. -- Saving Our Sisters from HIV/AIDS" was... Read more »
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Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients

... Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients (Poster 475) Authored by T. Creagh, Clinical and Epidemiology Research, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philadelphia: More AIDS Cases With Female Faces

...homosexuality is a sin," said Ednita M. Wright, assistant dean of students at Cornell University and coauthor of "African-American Women and HIV/AIDS: Critical Responses." "And it reflects on me as a woman: Not only is my man cheating on me, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African-American Women Leaders Urge Obama to Target Black Women in National AIDS Strategy

...focused on as a group," said the coalition, which was organized by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA). African Americans "remain notably absent from public policy and resource-allocation decisions affecting communities of... 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 »

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 an article that summarizes my... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...males ages 25 to 44. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS affects nearly seven times more African Americans and three times more Hispanics than whites. In recent years, an increasing number of African-American... Read more »

U.S. women read this

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
In the U.S., and globally, most women are infected with Hiv sexually (vaginal route), and these women are infected by bisexual men, who got infected themselves by having sex with other men! So say top Hiv experts, such as Joel Gallant. There are... Read more »