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African American Women Living With Hiv Aids

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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 Read more »


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

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

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects on Sexual Behavior and STD Rate of Brief HIV/STD Prevention Interventions for African-American Women in Primary Care Settings

... The study authors tested the efficacy of brief HIV/STD risk-reduction interventions for African-American women in primary care settings. A total of 564 African-American women were recruited from a Newark, N.J., inner-city women's health Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hit by HIV, African-American Women Reach In to Cope, Out to Empower

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...with this. My topic is why there are a high percentage among black women...Don't take this the wrong way but I would prefer an African American female that is infected with this virus or have full blown aids to contact me and share the things you... Read more »