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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

African Americans And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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

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 »

expuose to the HIV virus in a fight

how probably is that i could have been infected in a fight with a theft(african american hiv +ve), that hurt me in my head with something that he had in his hand( ring or jewerly) if he had been bleeding and his blood could have been into my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about your injury. If there was the possibility of blood to blood contact through the wound I would suggest getting the 6 month test just to put it to rest. It is true that over 95% of cases would be identified by 3 months, but a... Read more »

HIV and Kidney Disease

I am an African American Male, who has been POZ for approximately 5 yrs. I am currently taking Atripla with little to no side effects. My current labs: <50, CD4/CD4% 676/40%. Due to calcium level (8.8L), my Dr. requested labs to check for...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...conditions. Common medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure can contribute, particularly in African-Americans. HIV itself can cause kidney associated problems, but risks are reduced when on effective treatment and one has a... Read more »

darkened veins and Atripla

I have been on the regimen since acute infection 2.5 yrs ago. My cd4 are 700+ and udetectable virus level. I started Wellbutrin XL about 9 mo ago. Lately (1-2 mo)the veins on the palm of my hand and feet are a lot more noticeable - they look darker...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sometimes the FTC portion of Arripla can cause some darkening pigment changes in the locations you describe (seem more common in African American). If your HIV doc or dermatologist thinks that one of the drugs may be causing the problem and no... Read more »
The Body

African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center: Bloggers

...women she serves. Rusti Miller-Hill: Advocacy Outside the Walls Justin B. Terry-Smith may be one of the most public African Americans living with HIV: He has his own blog and Web site, and he's even on YouTube. And who can blame him?... Read more »
The Body

African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center: News

...HIV/AIDS Resource Center: Home widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox ! Not seeing a widget? ( More info ) Our African Americans and HIV/AIDS News widget is regularly updated and includes all of the headlines from our ... Read more »
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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 »
Black AIDS Institute

African-American HIV University Graduates Third Class

...   African American HIV University graduating class of 2007 Los Angeles, Calif. -- With the graduates' families, friends and colleagues in attendance, 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 »

Paid research interview

Posted by Jim22
...Looking for African- Americans with HIV to complete a 1 hour telephone interview. You'll receive a check for $75. The topic is on health medications. Interview will Read more »

Capacity Building Coordinator Los Angeles

Posted by jobs
...access to and utilization of HIV prevention and education services, through the implementation of the Black AIDS Institutes African American HIV University (AAHU). This position bears primary responsibility for implementing the HIV... Read more »

Infected Heterosexual Women

Posted by Anonymous
...abuse services to indigent people living with HIV/AIDS. We are doing a concert for the week of prayer with Howard Hewitt and an African American HIV/AIDS Summit in Los Angeles in the next couple of months. I am in search of a heterosexual... Read more »